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Barron's FE: Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
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Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is the first step toward becoming a Registered, or Professional, Engineer. The P.E. designation is a prerequisite for work as a consulting engineer, as well as for engineering management positions in many industries. This book prepares applicants with a mini diagnostic test plus a full-length two-part practice examination with questions answered and explained. Prospective test takers will also find valuable brush-up chapters covering all test topics: biology, chemistry, computer programming, dynamics, electricity and magnetism, engineering economy, ethics and business practices, fluid mechanics, materials science and structure, mathematics, probability and statistics, mechanics of materials, statics, and thermodynamics and heat transfer. Additional practice questions with answer keys and explanations follow each chapter.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #966235 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Barron's Educational Series
- Published on: 2008-03-01
- Released on: 2007-08-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .96" h x 8.44" w x 10.78" l, 1.77 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 528 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
I don't think this book was made for this exam ...
By allen Chandler
I don't think this book was made for this exam. Firstly, While taking the FE Exam you are allowed to use the FE Reference manual which has all of the equations. The Baron's book has practice questions that have nothing to do with the FE Reference manual. Secondly, the Baron's book has errors on at least every third problem. These errors include fundamental theory errors, typos on equations, and plugging in the wrong numbers to variables. Most importantly it will take you wayyy more time than necessary to do each problem because of checking the errors, and least importantly but still important it takes away all of your confidence that you worked the problem correctly. Michael R. Lindeburg, PE has a book that is specifically designed for the FE Exam. It allows you to practice with the FE Reference manual which is the most important part of studying for the exam.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
You've been warned.
I understand that mistakes happen. It was printed in 2007 and there still isn't a errata document available for it, but there is a new edition available. If you're looking for a book to reinforce your understanding, because you have to correct lots of their mistakes this is the book for you. If you're short on time, and looking for some good review material, go elsewhere.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
An embarrassment to the publisher
Not much to say that hasn't been said already, but I needed to see to it that the 2.5-star rating currently enjoyed by this book gets another corrective nudge downward. This book is an abortion. I was nearly driven mad checking and re-checking my calculations against the books example problems that I naively expected to be correct.
Typos and erroneous calculations aside, this book also fails to match NCEES notation and uses problems several degrees of difficulty higher than can be expected on the actual exam.
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.