Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Mechanical Systems and Materials Problems (SXMM2)

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SKU: SXMM2
ISBN:978-1-59126-143-8
Copyright: 2008
Page Count: 80
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
Author(s):
  • Harriet G. Cooke, PE

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    Harriet G. Cooke, PE, received her professional engineering license in North Carolina in 1998. She holds three patents and several trade secrets, and has written a series of technical papers. Ms. Cooke received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991.
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    Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Mechanical Systems and Materials Problems (SXMM2), 2nd Edition

    With an average of only six minutes to solve each problem on the Mechanical PE exam, speed and accuracy are vital to your success—and nothing gets you up to speed like solving problems.


    Six-Minute Solutions prepares you to answer even the most difficult morning and afternoon mechanical systems and materials problems in just minutes. Learning important strategies to solve these problems quickly and efficiently is the key to passing the Mechanical PE exam.


    Beat the Clock on the Mechanical PE Exam



    • 85 challenging multiple-choice problems, similar in format and difficulty to the actual exam

    • Two levels of difficulty: 19 morning (breadth) problems and 66 afternoon (depth) problems

    • A hint for each problem, to help you get started on the right path

    • Step-by-step solutions outlining how to answer problems quickly and correctly

    • Explanations of the three "distractor" answer choices, so you can see where common errors occur and learn how to avoid them


    Mechanical Systems and Materials Exam Topics Covered



    • Principles of Mechanical Systems and Materials

    • Applications: Joints and Fasteners

    • Applications: Materials and Process

    • Applications: Mechanical Components

    • Applications: Vibration/Dynamic Analysis


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    Customer Reviews (View All - 5)

    Tips to pass the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Review by Amazon Customer
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    I passed the October 2015 Mechanical Engineering PE exam (I chose to take the Mechanical Systems and Materials in the afternoon), and I would like to share with you how I prepared for the exam. I did not enroll in a course, but I used the following four resources, all purchased on Amazon:
    (1) Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed
    (2) PE Exam Review for Mechanical Systems and Materials: PE Review Book for ME
    (3) PE Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical Systems and Materials Practice Exam
    (4) Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Mechanical Systems and Materials Problems, 2nd Ed

    The fourth of these four resources, of which this review concerns, is a book with 85 practice problems. Nineteen of these problems are considered "breadth" (perhaps more similar to questions on the AM exam) and sixty-six are considered "depth" (perhaps more similar to questions on the PM exam), but all pertaining to the mechanical systems and materials subjects of questions. I do think it is necessary to work as many practice problems as possible because even if these problems are not on the exam, it still prepares your mind for the exam because it forces you to think about equations and how to apply them correctly. I do think that the level of difficulty in this book is similar to the PM exam difficulty. If you are taking the Mechanical Systems and Materials PM exam, then I do suggest that you complete this book by working all of the problems and reading the solutions.

    Furthermore, to get extra studying time, I studied during my lunch break at work. I ate for about 15 minutes and studied for about 45 minutes. If you do this 5 days per week, then that is an extra 3.75 hours of study per week that you do not have to do at home.

    I will also review the other three resources listed in this review. In my opinion, the afternoon exam is orders of magnitude harder than the morning exam, so prepare for the afternoon exam even more than the morning exam. Best of luck, I wish you well! (Posted on 2/26/2016)

    Five Stars Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    Excellent (Posted on 8/19/2015)

    Great additional practice, recommended Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    I'm not sure where all the errors are that other reviewers are so critical of, but my copy had typical problems and typical solutions that were a benefit to my preparation for the PE Mechanical - Mechanical Systems and Materials Problems.

    The problems varied across the spectrum expected for the PM module, and from what I remember did not have a test disconnect. There will be test problems that draw from the same exact body of knowledge as presented in this book. I was looking for more practice, and this book delivers well. The PE exam seemed pretty easy, but I worked a ton of problems in preparation. This book was a part of that, and I consider it a very good value. If you think you need addition practice for your PM, don't hesitate to try this book.
    (Posted on 2/19/2015)

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