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FE Review Manual: Rapid Preparation for the General Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
(223 customer reviews)
The FE Review Manual is designed to prepare you to pass the general FE exam even if you have very limited study time. You get an efficient review of all the current exam topics; diagnostic exams so you can see what areas you need to study; more than 1,150 practice problems (with solutions); a realistic simulation of the complete 8-hour exam; and free software to help reinforce what you've learned. Plus, the Review Manual is completely in sync (same terminology, formulas, topic order, etc.) with the NCEES handbook that is used during the exam. This combination is so effective that the publisher offers a unique "Pass or Don't Pay" Guarantee: pass the exam, or get a full refund for the book. Please note, software is not included in the book, but you may request software by using the form inside the book. The software is free, but thereis a $4.95 shipping fee.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #652121 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Professional Publications (CA)
- Published on: 2000-05
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 1.73" h x 8.60" w x 11.00" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 832 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
From the Publisher
This manual is ideal for the engineering student or the practicing engineer who doesn't have much free time to devote to studying for the FE exam. The text is short and to the point, providing basic theory and relevant formulas and data for each exam topic. Each chapter can be easily covered in an hour or two. This review, coupled with over 1,000 FE-style practice problems and a full-scale practice exam, offers all the preparation needed to pass the test.
About the Author
Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is recognized among the engineering community as the leading authority on professional engineering licensing exam preparation. The author of many books on this subject, he has taught and supervised exam-review courses for over 25 years. He holds BS and MS degrees from Stanford University in industrial engineering. When not writing, he can be found hosting the "Licensing Exam Forum," an online bulletin board for FE and PE candidates.
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From "How to Use This Book" The most successful strategy to pass the FE exam is to prepare in all of the examination subjects. Do not limit the number of subjects you study in hope of finding enough questions in your particular areas of knowledge to pass. Fast recall and stamina are essential to doing well. You must be able to quickly recall solution procedures, formulas, and important data. You will not have time during the exam to derive solution methods--you must know them instinctively. This ability must be maintained for eight hours. When you are using this book to prepare for the FE exam, the best way to develop fast recall and stamina is to work the practice problems at the end of the chapters. Be sure to gain familiarity with the NCEES FE Reference Handbook by using it as your reference for the problems you work. In order to get exposure to all examination subjects, it is imperative that you develop and adhere to a review schedule. If you are not taking a classroom review course (where the order of your preparation is determined by your instructor), prepare your own review schedule. For example, plan on covering this book at the rate of one chapter per day in order to finish before the examination date. It will be helpful to make a few simple decisions prior to starting your review. You should be aware of the different options available to you. For example, you should decide early on to: (1) use SI (metric) units in your preparation; (2) perform electrical calculations with effective (rms) or maximum values; (3) take calculations out to a maximum of four significant digits; and (4) prepare in all exam subjects, not just your specialty areas.
Most helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Review Guides for FE Exams
By Adam P.
I used four books and the NCEES formula books when studying for the FE exam, those being
1) FE Revier Manual by Michael R. Lindeburg
2) Fundamentals of Engineering by J., Phd. Dilworth
3) Best Test Preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam by Nesar U. Ahmed
4) Fundamentals of Engineering: FE Exam Preparation by Donald G Newnan
I found the book by Lindeburg to be the most comprehensive. Other books can be used as supplements, but in all honestly you really just need to understand the basics of the subjects (and the main topics in those subjects). Some of the other books get really detailed problems that frankly I never encountered on the FE exam. My advice is to acclimate yourself with the formula book that NCEES provides and solve problems until you feel that you fundamentally are comfortable with the material. The problems you encounter on the FE exam aren't made to trick you, they are there to test your knowledge in a concise manner. Hope this helps!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
After using this manual, I found the FE to be a piece of cake.
This book is LONG. It has a LOT of problems. However, it WILL prepare you for the FE. There is a new version out, so I'd recommended using that.
I went through every problem in this book over a 3 month period. I read every page and worked every problem, using assistance from the answers when I needed. Sometimes it's not worth the time to spend on a complex problem to figure it out yourself, grab a hint from the back, then do the calculations. The problem in this book are very difficult, it might seem like a disaster when you are studying, but you'll be over prepared on exam day.
After using this manual, I found the FE to be a piece of cake. I passed and finished each section with almost an hour to spare. I skipped difficult problems to revisit, but there were only around 5 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon. Several of my classmates failed the exam, even those who were good students and made good test score.
Also, be sure to familiarize yourself with the provided reference manual, some answers come word for word out of the reference book.
As a Petroleum Engineering graduate, I took the General afternoon exam.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great tool to study
By 3gang mommysierge
The FE Review Manual is designed to prepare you to pass the general FE exam even if you have very limited study time. You get an efficient review of all the current exam topics; diagnostic exams so you can see what areas you need to study; more than 1,150 practice problems (with solutions); a realistic simulation of the complete 8-hour exam; and free software to help reinforce what you've learned. Plus, the Review Manual is completely in sync (same terminology, formulas, topic order, etc.) with the NCEES handbook that is used during the exam.