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Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual

Available in Print or eTextbook

Re-engineered and Enhanced for Computer-Based Testing Success!

This Michael R. Lindeburg, PE classic has undergone an intensive transformation to ensure focused study for success on the NCEES PE Mechanical exam. Whether you’re focusing on HVAC and Refrigeration, Machine Design and Materials, or Thermal and Fluid Systems, the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual (MERM) is a time-tested resource to help you pass your exam.

To succeed on exam day, and pass your exam, you need to know how to solve problems using the only resource examinees will be allowed to use during the test: the NCEES PE Mechanical Reference Handbook. PPI’s MERM makes that connection for you by using only NCEES equations in the review and problem solving.

Features Include:

  • Improved design to focus study on most important exam material
  • Explanations and demonstration of how to use NCEES handbook equations
  • NCEES handbook equations are highlighted in blue for quick access
  • In chapter callouts map to specific exam to streamline review process

Topics Covered:

  • Fluids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Power Cycles
  • Heat Transfer
  • HVAC
  • Statics
  • Materials
  • Machine Design
  • Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Control Systems
  • Plant Engineering
  • Economics
  • Law and Ethics
eTexbook access benefits include:

  • One year of access
  • Ability to download the entire eTextbook to multiple devices, so you can study even without internet access
  • An auto sync feature across all your devices for a seamless experience on or offline
  • Unique study tools such as highlighting in six different colors to tailor your study experience
  • Features like read aloud for complete hands-free review

Jump-start your path to exam-day success by brushing up on key exam topics, learning what equations to use, and reviewing detailed step-by-step solutions in the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual.

PE Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual
$289.00

FAQs

It is an 8-hour exam. It contains 80 total questions: 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour AM session, and 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour PM session.
The PE structural exam is the only open-book exam remaining. All other PE exams are now closed-book computer-based exams, commonly referred to as CBT.
The PE exam can be difficult. The exam tests your competency in all aspects of engineering and should not be taken lightly. You should plan on taking several weeks to prepare and study before sitting for the exam. To see the average pass rate of first time test takers during the last exam, click here.
The PE exam tests for a minimum level of competency in engineering. You need a minimum of four years of post-college work experience to be able to sit for the exam.

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