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  • Casio FX-115 ES Plus Advanced Scientific Calculator
    Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
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    Casio FX-115 ES Plus Advanced Scientific Calculator

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    Format:    Calculator
    Authors:    Casio

    Casio's FX-115 ES Plus calculator is on the list of approved calculators for the NCEES engineering and surveying exams. Solve exam problems with the versatility and functionality of the Casio FX-115 ES Plus.

    The Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator

    • Natural textbook 2-line display = You can find exact roots of quadratic functions, and it displays advanced notation in standard form.
    • Advanced mathematics = You can find the calculation of integrals, derivatives, and summation sequences with the appropriate notation templates. You also can easily identify local maximum and minimum.
    • Engineering functionality = You can access 40 pre-programmed scientific unit conversions. 
    • Enhanced capabilities =  You can utilize complex number calculation, simultaneous and polynomial equation solving, "Calc", "Solv", and base N calculations.
    • Power reliability = It operates on both solar and battery power.

    Master your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator with PPI's Casio Calculator OnDemand Lessons.

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  • PPI Book Tabs
    Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
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    Customizable Book Tabs

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-524-5
    Page Count:    48 Tabs
    Format:    Tabs
    Dimensions:    1 1/4 x 1/2
    Authors:    Editors of PPI

    Quickly locate important information on exam day with these 48 multi-colored customizable book tabs.

    The Ideal Tool for Organizing Information in Your References

    • Simple to affix to a book page
    • Easily customizable with permanent marker (Sharpie)
    • Tear resistant thanks to their special design
    • 48 multi-colored 1-1/4" x 1/2" tabs (two sheets)

    Please note: Not all state boards allow the use of tabbed reference materials during exams. Confirm with your state board whether you are permitted to use tabbed references.

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  • Core Engineering Concepts for Students and Professionals (COREP)

    This convenient reference covers the breadth of an engineering degree, and includes practical information that can only be learned on the job. (CORE)


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    Core Engineering Concepts for Students and Professionals, Print

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-190-2
    Page Count:    1,440
    Format:    Hardcover
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE

    Find the answers to your engineering questions with Core Engineering Concepts for Students and Professionals. This authoritative reference provides comprehensive coverage of thousands of engineering concepts in one convenient book, including topics covered in 4- and 5-year engineering degree programs and those encountered in practice.

    Core Engineering Concepts is a cross-disciplinary reference that can be used by engineers studying or practicing in any engineering field, including civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, environmental, industrial, and chemical engineering. Written for both students and practitioners by a professional engineer, it incorporates more than 30 years of engineering experience.

    “Core Engineering Concepts is a unique book. It's a blend of the most useful concepts taught in college and the most useful practical knowledge learned afterward.”
    —Michael R. Lindeburg, PE

    The Go-To Reference for Engineering Students and Professionals

    • Covers the breadth of an engineering degree
    • Contains civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and industrial engineering subjects
    • Features 82 chapters covering thousands of engineering concepts
    • Contains more than 580 example problems with step-by-step solutions
    • References over 3,700 essential engineering equations and formulas
    • Presents over 315 figures and 780 tables
    • Lists fully defined nomenclature for each chapter
    • Includes a multiply cross-referenced index

    Topics Covered Include:

    • Atomic Theory
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Programming
    • Dynamics
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Engineering Licensure
    • Ethics and Law 
    • Fluids
    • Heat Transfer
    • Management Science
    • Material Science
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Plans and Drawings
    • Physics
    • Statics
    • Systems Analysis
    • Thermodynamics

    Topics Covered Include:

    • Atomic Theory
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Programming
    • Dynamics
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Engineering Licensure
    • Ethics and Law 
    • Fluids
    • Heat Transfer
    • Management Science
    • Material Science
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Plans and Drawings
    • Physics
    • Statics
    • Systems Analysis
    • Thermodynamics

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  • Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms
    This is the surveyor's bible, published by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Long has this best-selling book been a staple in the arsenal of practically every surveyor in America, whether preparing for the licensing exams, or looking for the proper context of a word or term.
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    Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms

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    ISBN:  978-097659-910-4
    Page Count:    314
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 5 1/2
    Authors:    American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)

    This is the surveyor's bible, published by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Long has this best-selling book been a staple in the arsenal of practically every surveyor in America, whether preparing for the licensing exams, or looking for the proper context of a word or term.

    This edition is updated to incorporate over 500 new definitions and modify approximately 150 others. The 2005 revised edition contains over 100 more pages than its predecessor but is still compact and easy to handle.

    A colorful jacket has been chosen for the book, so as to give it a distinctive look from earlier editions. Recommended by the CST Board.

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    Take a prep course from the developer of the #1 CA Civil Surveying prep books. Courses are up to date with current exam specs and provide guided structure to focus your studies.

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  • NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam (NCFSR)

    This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Fundamentals of Surveying exam format and content. New question types are included along with the same great questions you've seen in previous versions of this book.


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    NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam (NCFSR)

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    ISBN:  978-1-932613-87-2
    Format:    Paperback
    Authors:    NCEES

    The NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam

    This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Fundamentals of Surveying exam format and content. New question types are included along with the same great questions you've seen in previous versions of this book.

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  • NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam (NFPSR)

    This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam format and content. Seven new questions in alternative formats are included, along with the same great questions you've seen in previous versions of this book and the online practice exam.


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    NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam

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    ISBN:  978-1-932613-95-7
    Format:    Paperback
    Authors:    NCEES

    Contains the same great questions published in previous versions of this book along with updated exam specifications effective January 1, 2019.

    The NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam

    This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam format and content. Seven new questions in alternative formats are included, along with the same great questions you've seen in previous versions of this book and the online practice exam.

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  • Surveyor Reference Manual, eTextbook

    The Surveyor Reference Manual, eTextbook offers one year access to the most comprehensive reference available for surveyors preparing for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam. It's also useful as a study aid for the Principles and Practices of Surveying (PS) exam.


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    Surveyor Reference Manual, 7th Edition eTextbook - 1 Year

     

    ISBN:  978-1-59126-649-5
    Format:    ePub
    Authors:    George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

    The Reference Manual every Surveying examinee needs!

    George Cole’s Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition (SVRM7) offers a complete review for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam. This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive reference manual available, and is designed to help you pass the NCEES FS exam the first time!

    Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition features include:

    • 44 chapters provide an in-depth review of FS exam topics
    • Introduces many subjects covered on the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam
    • Enhanced coverage on aerial mapping
    • 8 appendices containing essential support material
    • Over 300 practice problems to build your problem-solving skills
    • Over 120 common surveying terms defined in an easy-to-use glossary
    • Hundreds of equations, figures, and tables
    • Industry-standard terminology and nomenclature
    • Example problems that demonstrate how to apply the concepts presented

    Topics Covered

    • Algebra, Basic Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
    • Field Data Acquisition
    • Plane Survey Calculations
    • Geodesy and Survey Astronomy
    • Cadastral and Boundary Law
    • Mapping
    • Specialty Surveying Areas
    • Accuracy Standards

    Pair this reference manual with the Practice Exam to maximize your problem-solving efficiency and build exam-day readiness.

    This manual is included in the Fundamentals of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle

    About the FS exam

    The NCEES FS Exam is your first step in becoming a professional surveyor (P.S.). The exam is a closed book computer-based exam containing 110 questions. You will receive and electronic reference at the exam.

    About the PS exam

    The NCEES PS Exam is a closed book computer-based exam containing 100 questions. You will receive and electronic reference at the exam.

    After You Pass

    Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition (SVRM7) will serve as an invaluable reference throughout your surveying career.

     

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  • Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam

    Updated to January 2019 exam specs This book includes a 100-question exam that aligns with knowledge area and question count, new problem types (AITs), and tips for passing the NCEES CBT exam format.


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    Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam, 4th Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-645-7
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

    Build exam day confidence and strengthen time-management skills

    Updated to January 2019 exam specs

    Completely up-to-date to the NCEES CBT exam specifications, Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam, Fourth Edition contains a 100-question exam matching the specifications for Knowledge Areas and topics, and for approximate problem counts within those Knowledge Areas for a better exam prep experience.

    The NCEES changed exam specs now include deeper coverage of topics like ALTA/NSPS land title surveys; control networks and geodetic network surveys; construction surveys; boundary surveys; route surveys for alignments and utilities; topographic surveys; surveys to establish new parcels, lots, or units; as-built/record drawing surveys; and consultation surveys.

    Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam, Fourth Edition (SVPPE4) includes:

    • Explanations for the CBT format
    • New problem types (alternative item types (AITs))
    • Tips for passing the PS Exam
    • List of additional and reliable reference materials

    Pair this practice exam with the Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition for additional review.

    About the exam

    The Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) CBT exam is a 100-question closed book computer-based (CBT) exam, in which you are given 7 hours to complete. There are two sections of the exam that are approximately 50 questions each. The PS exam uses USCS measurements.

    • Business/Professional Practices
    • Legal Principles
    • Professional Survey Practices
    • Standards and Specifications
    • Types of Surveys
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  • Surveyor Reference Manual

    The Surveyor Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference available for surveyors preparing for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam. It's also useful as a study aid for the Principles and Practices of Surveying (PS) exam. 


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    Surveyor Reference Manual, 7th Edition

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    Format(s):    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

    New Edition

    The Reference Manual every Surveying examinee needs!

    George Cole’s Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition (SVRM7) offers a complete review for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam. This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive reference manual available, and is designed to help you pass the NCEES FS exam the first time!

    Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition features include:

    • 44 chapters provide an in-depth review of FS exam topics
    • Introduces many subjects covered on the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam
    • Enhanced coverage on aerial mapping
    • 8 appendices containing essential support material
    • Over 300 practice problems to build your problem-solving skills
    • Over 120 common surveying terms defined in an easy-to-use glossary
    • Hundreds of equations, figures, and tables
    • Industry-standard terminology and nomenclature
    • Example problems that demonstrate how to apply the concepts presented

    Topics Covered

    • Algebra, Basic Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
    • Field Data Acquisition
    • Plane Survey Calculations
    • Geodesy and Survey Astronomy
    • Cadastral and Boundary Law
    • Mapping
    • Specialty Surveying Areas
    • Accuracy Standards

    Pair this reference manual with the Practice Exam to maximize your problem-solving efficiency and build exam-day readiness.

    This manual is included in the Fundamentals of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle

    About the FS exam

    The NCEES FS Exam is your first step in becoming a professional surveyor (P.S.). The exam is a closed book computer-based exam containing 110 questions. You will receive and electronic reference at the exam.

    About the PS exam

    The NCEES PS Exam is a closed book computer-based exam containing 100 questions. You will receive and electronic reference at the exam.

    After You Pass

    Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition (SVRM7) will serve as an invaluable reference throughout your surveying career.

    • Aerial Mapping
    • Algebra and Trigonometry
    • Basic Sciences
    • Boundary Law, Cadastral Law, and Administration
    • Business Law
    • Computer Operations and Programming
    • Data Adjustment
    • Economics
    • Field Data Acquisition and Reduction
    • Finance
    • Geodesy
    • Geodetic Survey Calculation
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Graphical Communication, Mapping
    • Higher Math
    • Land Development Principles
    • Laser Scanning
    • Management
    • Measurement Analysis
    • Photo/Image Data Acquisition and Reduction
    • Plane Survey Calculation
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Survey Astronomy
    • Survey Planning Process and Procedures
    • Written Communication

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  • Fundamentals of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle

    Save 15% and get free U.S. standard shipping PPI's FS Fundamentals of Surveying Review Bundle, is updated to the current exam specs and provides EVERYTHING you need to pass the FS Fundamentals of Surveying exam the first time.


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    Fundamentals of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle

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    The NCEES FS Fundamentals of Surveying exam is CBT – make sure you have everything you need.

    Give yourself the best opportunity to pass the FS Fundamentals of Surveying exam with PPI’s Fundamentals of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle. This comprehensive collection of resources provides EVERYTHING you need to pass the Fundamentals of Surveying exam the first time. The review materials in this bundle are updated to the current exam specs, contains thorough coverage of surveying principles and codes, as well as numerous practice problems to challenge your knowledge of those concepts. The Fundamentals of Surveying exam is a difficult NCEES exam to pass, with an average pass rate of 40%. This curated bundle includes the #1 review manual in the industry, practice problems and the most realistic practice exam on the market. 

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  • Principles of Practice of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle

    Save 15% and get free U.S. standard shipping Give yourself the best opportunity to pass the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam by becoming proficient at solving problems.


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    Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Bundle

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    Give yourself the best opportunity to pass the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam with PPI's Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Bundle. We know that to be successful taking a computer based test (CBT), you need to be proficient in solving problems on exam day. We've assembled this package to include problem scenarios to help you learn how to identify and apply related concepts and equations, and then two practice exam books, that are current to exam specs, to let you test your knowledge.

    Looking for a refresher on exam topics? Add the Surveyor Reference Manual as a useful study aid, or the Definition of Surveying and Associated Terms to be sure you understand the questions on the exam.

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