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Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 5th Ed
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New Edition. Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam consolidates the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual. You will maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips.
This book’s extensive index quickly directs you to desired equations, figures, and tables. You can find what you need without wading through paragraphs of descriptive text or solved problems. The Quick Reference is organized according to the companion Reference Manual—the two share chapter and section numbers—so you can easily identify related supplementary material.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #185625 in Books
- Published on: 2013-04-15
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.00" h x .29" w x 8.50" l, .79 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 144 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Good, but variables not defined!
By Ebru Eren Webb
Pros: This has probably all the equations you will need. Many of them are formulated in a way that you don't need to do unit conversions, which saves a ton of time on the exam!
Cons: The variables are not defined in this book! This book also has no thermodynamic tables and has only a few properties.
It will work for you if you can also get your hands on a copy of the full reference with the variable definitions, and property tables. Still, you have to spend valuable prep time transferring symbol definitions that could have simply been printed at the beginning of each section.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
If your taking the Mechanical PE, buy this now.
By Danielle Townsend
I recommend purchasing this right away. I waited for a month after I started studying the MERM and that was a mistake. This has probably 90% of what you;ll need from the MERM and is a great place to take notes, define variables and see the relevant equations in a section laid out one after the other. When working problems or taking practice tests this is where I spend 70% of my time. I havent taken the PE exam yet but I expect to spend more than 80% of my time flipping through this book and relying on my notes and annotations next to equations in here. There is something to be said for being intimately familiar with your tools and this will be my primary tool during the PE exam. Buy it right away and start taking notes next to each and every equation as you plow through the MERM. I've bought all the recommended books, MERM, this, PPI practice problems, 6 minute solutions books, Machine Design handbook 29, Shigleys (see my review on that book) and this is the one that I'm flipping through during problems constantly. Relying on my notes, the compressed pile of equations and looking for relationships between variables. This, the MERM and the test booklet itself will probably be 98% of what I use during the actual exam.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Nice, but unnecessary
By Steven O'Keefe
I studied for the PE exam with this thing, but found it more worthwhile to use the large textbook instead. During the exam you'll find yourself cruising the index of the big book for obscure terms. Better to flag important pages in that and skip this quick reference guide.