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Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 1,488
Format(s): Hardcover, ePub
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Michael R. Lindeburg, PE

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    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored over 30 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University.


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    Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam (MERM13P), 13th Edition

    Comprehensive Mechanical Engineering Coverage You Can Trust

    The Mechanical Engineering Reference Manualis the most comprehensive textbook for the Mechanical PE exam. This book’s time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed on common mechanical engineering concepts. Together, the 76 chapters provide an in-depth review of NCEES Mechanical PE exam topics. The extensive index contains thousands of terms, most indexed in a variety of ways, in anticipation of how you’ll search for them.

    Features of the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual

    • Over 120 appendices containing essential support material

    • Over 375 clarifying example problems

    • Thousands of equations, figures, and tables

    • Industry-standard terminology and nomenclature

    • Equal support of U.S. customary and SI units

    After you pass your exam, the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your mechanical engineering career.

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    Exam Topics Covered:

    • Dynamics and Vibrations: Kinematics; Kinetics; Power Transmission Systems; Vibrating Systems

    • Materials: Engineering Materials Properties and Testing; Thermal Treatment of Metals

    • Fluids: Fluid Properties; Fluid Statics; Fluid Flow Parameters; Fluid Dynamics; Hydraulic Machines

    • Power Cycles: Vapor, Combustion, and Nuclear Power Cycles; Refrigeration and Gas Compression Cycles

    • HVAC: Psychrometrics; Fans, Ductwork, and Ventilation; Heating and Cooling Loads; Air Conditioning Systems

    • Heat Transfer: Natural Convection; Evaporation; Condensation; Forced Convection; Radiation

    • Machine Design: Basic and Advanced Machine Design; Pressure Vessels

    • Thermodynamics: Inorganic Chemistry; Fuels and Combustion; Properties of Substances

    • Control Systems: Modeling and Analysis of Engineering Systems

    • Plant Engineering: Manufacturing Processes; Instrumentation and Measurements; Materials Handling and Processing; Fire Protection Systems; Environmental Pollutants and Remediation; Hazardous Material Storage and Disposal

    • Fundamentals: Math Review; Probability; Statics; Engineering Economic Analysis

    • Law and Ethics: Engineering Law; Ethics

    What’s New in This Edition:

    • 36 chapters with new material, and 46 chapters with revisions to existing material

    • 300 new equations, and 128 updated equations

    • 27 new tables, and 31 updated tables

    • 7 new examples, and 34 updated examples

    • 10 new appendices, and 27 updated appendices

    • 35 new figures, and 28 updated figures

    • 1,094 new index entries, and 108 updated index entries

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 11)

    Excellent single resource Review by Lynn
    I took my PE test 3 days ago, and this was by far the most used reference. In fact, I only brought a handful of other resources with me (I took the Mechanical: Mechanisms test). With a careful, full review of this book, plus review problems from various sources, you can be well prepared for the test.

    I will say that the recommended sources up front, and some of the suggested "test day kit" materials are a bit over the top, at least for the mechanical, mechanisms, test. For example, you don't need multiple books full of steam tables. One good one will do, although I'd suggest something a bit more complete than the book provides (these tables are good, but can require interpolation if you need the superheated table). You also don't need scissors or tape as is recommended in the book. Also, any watch or clock not ON your wrist must be put on the floor, so get a vibrating alarm watch with timer or stopwatch, and forget extra timing clocks- you'll spend too much time mucking with clocks otherwise. My extra timer laid on the floor the whole time and I didn't use it, just my watch on a 1 hr timer I kept resetting when it went off.

    There were a few errata posted for my copy of the book (3th ed., 2nd printing), but other than what is posted online, I may have found one or two other minor issues that were clearly errant.

    All in all, I would recommend this as the first step in a study program. (Posted on 10/31/2016)

    Excellent Review Manual Review by Frank
    This book contains comprehensive materials for preparation for the PE exam, including all the formulas and examples needed. I highly recommend this for anyone preparing to take the PE exam. (Posted on 12/13/2013)

    Best Book on Market for Preparing Mechanical PE Exam Review by Rick
    I bought this book for Mechanical PE exam preparation. My friend has a 12th edition. Comparing with 12th edition, this edition has more materials and equations. It's very comprehensive. But proofreading and calculation checking of this edition/print needs some improvement. Since more materials are added, the equation numbers have changed. Some places still reference the old equation numbers as in the 12th edition. This is easy to catch, doesn't affect studying the book that much. I hope the publisher will correct this in the next print. It will make this book so much better. (Posted on 12/13/2013)