Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam, Print (EPRM2)



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ISBN: 978-1-59126-502-3
Copyright: 2016
Page Count: 864
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • John A. Camara, PE

    Author Information

    John A. Camara, has authored 14 books on Electrical and Computer PE, Nuclear PE, and FE exam preparation, and he has enabled thousands of students and professionals to pass their engineering exams. He is a retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and is currently a technical fellow with The Boeing Company. Mr. Camara received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer engineering/materials science from the University of California at Davis and his master of science degree in space systems from the Florida Institute of Technology.


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    Appendix Table of Contents

    Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam, Print (EPRM2), 2nd Edition

    The NCEES PE Electrical Power Exam is Open Book - You Will Want to Bring This Book Into the Exam


    John A. Camara's Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam (EPRM2) is the definitive review manual for the PE Electrical Power Exam. PPI’s time-tested uses detailed instructional design to provide you with efficient and effective review that is always up-to-date to the latest exam specifications and codes. Tab the book and bring it with you on exam day, and use it as a desk reference throughout your career.


    The Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam (EPRM2) includes:


    • Over 40 appendices containing essential support material

    • Over 500 clarifying examples

    • Thousands of equations, hundreds of figures, and a wide range of table

    • Industry-standard terminology and nomenclature

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

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 25)

    Very thorough and detailed reference Review by Amazon.com Customer
    This book has everything you'll never need to know for the Electrical/Computer PE exam, but I will point out (it should be obvious, but just in case), this is not a study guide... If you happen to be studying or doing practice tests, however, and you need to look up something to be able to work out the problem, this is the single guide that will readily be able to answer all questions. Perhaps more useful (or longer-term use, after the exam), having a reference manual of this depth and detail is certainly something you'd want at your disposal.

    Certainly a hefty book with a copious amount of information - but alas, it does come at a pretty steep price. This isn't a mass-market type of book where volume will drive down the price, but at least this is one book that you'll keep with you after your studies are over! Excellent material, well structured, and absolutely thorough. (Posted on 5/2/2016)

    Great book for Power Engineers or those preparing for that PE exam option in Electrical Engineering. Look for a good used copy. Review by Amazon.com Customer
    Almost by definition this book will have a limited audience, highly technical and specific mostly to the field of power. This includes transmission, distribution power circuits, motors and protections. It is targeted for the PE or professional engineer's examination, a day long exam where you could bring and use this book as a reference during the test. Professional exams are not meant to test accuracy of retention like most exams they realize on the job you will have a ready reference. Still even so you must understand concepts good enough to solve problems references or not, and do it in a timely manner.

    The book is well organized as a reference beginning with different types of engineering mathematics from less to highest difficulty, almost the same order you take the courses for these in an engineering degree program. It is stated that on the exam you will only really need Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry, so Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Numerical Analysis are there more for reference manual completeness. The math, like most other topics in the book has standard examples and solutions. This manual does not contain specific test questions or practice exams, they provide a website if you want to get those materials, but at a price. You might think some would be included given the cost of this book, but they are not. Still this is a quality well developed, well laid out book and not outside the normal cost for limited production books like this.

    I took the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, then called the EIT or Engineer in Training exam out of college and the reference books were nearly as expensive adjusted to mid-80's dollars. You can get discounted and used copies of this as well for much less. As I alluded to, book does have a focus and that is in the power field, if you work for an electrical utility it is very useful. I would have loved to have this one back in the 80's and 90's before I left the utility field for Software Engineering. Glancing through the book there are many familiar topics, a really nice section on transformers with even some configurations (zig zag connections) that I'd never seen before.

    As for help on the test there is a number of sections that explain how to prepare for and take the test. Detailed checklists on what to bring and even some test taking strategies. The test for instance may ask for best answer (you have multiple choices and they may be close). You need here to consider the question, if a high or low answer would not effect the context, you pick the closest you calculations come too. If however you are doing a question about fusing, you would pick the answer where the current would not exceed the fuse rating even if another rated fuse were closer. This means it can get tricky at time to decide, most calculations for things like current, voltage, or power do not come out to pretty rounded numbers as solutions, so some judgement is expected. Since the test is timed, and many will not finish in the time allocated, you should also pick the most popular multiple choice letter and fill in the remaining answers in the last minute each test session. There is no penalty for wrong answers.

    Even though I never went for my PE, I recommend this book for anyone in the electric utility field and most electrical engineers including students, It's expensive, but very well done, and you can find discounted copies and used copies that don't readily go obsolete. This kind of stuff has been around for a while and changes very very slowly. Engineering students will love it when it's time for Electromagnetic Fields class, or if they take the specific Power Engineering options in their course work. (Posted on 5/2/2016)