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

    Author Information

    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 - 2)

    Great additional practice, recommended Review by Amazon.com Customer
    Overall
    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 2/19/15)

    Great exam preparation, really restored motivation to study Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    Like everyone else I purchased this book for the PE exam. I havent taken the actual exam yet but after over 190 hours of studying I was starting to run out of steam. I had worked every single practice problem in the mechanical systems portion of the Lindburgh practice problems book (which I also recommend) but still felt like I wasn't getting it. The problems in this book are slightly harder than the NEECS practice exam but much more representative than the majority of the Lindburgh practice problems. I am halfway through after two days of intense study and I have been able to work out the solution to almost every problem (not always the right answer..units...units..). This really restored my motivation to study and I'm feeling more confident and like I have a better grasp of the material than I did a few days ago. I have yet to find any errors in the most current printing (version5). The wording is not always as clear as the NEECS example test but outside of that its the best set of sample questions I've seen. 19 Days till the exam... (Posted on 2/19/15)

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