Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, Print (Hardcover)



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ISBN: 978-1-59126-414-9
Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 1,488
Format: Hardcover
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 40 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, 13th Edition, 13th Edition

    MERM13 - The Reference Manual every PE Mechanical examinee needs!

    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual, 13th Edition (MERM13) is the definitive reference book for the PE Mechanical Exam. This comprehensive manual covers all three disciplines of the PE Mechanical Exam - HVAC and Refrigeration, Machine Design and Materials, and Thermal and Fluid Systems.

    This must-have reference will fully prepare you for and aid you during the exam. Build exam confidence with a manual that follows NCEES exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, and readable sections. Over 375 example problems throughout the 76 chapters aid in your understanding of the exam topics. This manual includes over 120 appendices and a comprehensive index which includes thousands of equations, figures, and tables.

    PE Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual, 13th Edition (MERM13) includes:

    • Complete exam review for the PE Mechanical exam:

      • Fluids

      • Thermodynamics

      • Power Cycles

      • Heat Transfer

      • HVAC

      • Statics

      • Materials

      • Machine Design

      • Dynamics and Vibrations

      • Control Systems

      • Economics

      • Law and Ethics

    • Industry-standard terminology and nomenclature

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

    • Recommendations for a study schedule to keep you on track

    • Exam tips for exam-day readiness

    MERM13 includes the PPI Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual, 13th Edition downloadable Index, a time-saving PDF providing a reference of key terms, related concepts and important topics for the exam.

    This manual is included in all PE Mechanical Complete Exam Bundles.

    Pair this reference manual and companion with Practice Problems for a comprehensive review, and the Quick Reference to maximize your problem-solving efficiency and build exam-day readiness.

    About the exam

    The NCEES PE Mechanical Exam is an 8-hour open-book exam with 40 question during the 4-hour morning session followed by 40 questions during the 4-hour afternoon session.

    After you pass

    PE Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual, 13th Ed. (MERM13) will serve as an invaluable reference throughout your mechanical engineering career.


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    Customer Reviews (View All - 36)

    There is a lot of extra information in this book ... Review by Amazon Customer
    There is a lot of extra information in this book. I wish it just had pertinent information for the PE exam.
    (Posted on 2/26/2016)

    Tips to pass the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Review by Amazon Customer
    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 first of these four resources, of which this review concerns, is by far the most essential. I repeatedly used Lindeburg's Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual during the actual test. While the other three resources were helpful, and I recommend that you purchase and use them, the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual was by far the most helpful. Most of the chapters contain material that is "fair game" on the exam. You can compare what the exam covers versus the chapters in this book. You will notice that some chapters contain material that is no longer covered on the exam. I skipped these chapters. For the chapters that did contain material on the exam (which was a majority of the book), I read them completely, and I worked through all examples. Most example problems have solutions in both S.I. and U.S. systems, and this is helpful because the exam can use either system. I switched back and forth: if I solved one example problem using S.I., then I would solve the next using the U.S. system. 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 did not have to do at home. Plus, when you bring a really big book to work and read it, people will look and think you look really smart.

    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)

    easy to use index (can print the index separately from ... Review by Amazon Customer
    Used this book (and ONLY this book + a unit conversion book) for the October 2014 Mechanical PE exam and passed. Logically laid out, easy to use index (can print the index separately from the author's website for free to avoid flipping back to the back constantly). Included everything I found myself looking for. (Posted on 12/11/2015)