Mechanical PE Exam Books

The Best PE Exam Books to help you Pass the PE exam

Below is the list of the best PE exam books that you should be using to help you pass the PE exam!

Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual

Of all the possible PE exam books available, the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the Mechanical PE exam. This book’s time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed on common mechanical engineering concepts. Together, the 76 chapters provide an in-depth review of NCEES Mechanical PE exam topics. The extensive index contains thousands of terms, most indexed in a variety of ways, in anticipation of how you’ll search for them.

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Features of the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual

  • Over 120 appendices containing essential support material
  • Over 375 clarifying example problems
  • Thousands of equations, figures, and tables
  • Industry-standard terminology and nomenclature
  • Equal support of U.S. customary and SI units


Thermal and Fluids Systems Reference Manual

The Thermal and Fluids Systems Reference Manual prepares you for the NCEES Mechanical—Thermal and Fluids Systems Exam. It provides a comprehensive review of the principles of thermal and fluids systems. You will learn how to apply concepts by reviewing and working the 88 end-of-topic practice problems. Each problem’s complete solution lets you check your own problem-solving approach.

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Access to supportive information is just as important as knowledge and problem-solving efficiency. The Thermal and Fluids Systems Reference Manual’s thorough index easily directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam. Cross references to more than 1500 equations, 300 figures, and 30 tables will point you to additional support material when you need it.  A companion to Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Edition, this manual will be essential in your preparation for the Mechanical PE: Thermal and Fluids Systems exam.

Topics Covered

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer Principles
  • Thermodynamics
  • Energy and Power Equipment
  • Hydraulic and Fluid Equipment

Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam

Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam consolidates the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual. You will maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips.

This book’s extensive index quickly directs you to desired equations, figures, and tables. You can find what you need without wading through paragraphs of descriptive text or solved problems. The Quick Reference is organized according to the companion Reference Manual—the two share chapter and section numbers—so you can easily identify related supplementary material

101 Solved Mechanical Engineering Problems

These 101 problems, in essay format, are substantially more challenging than those you’ll find on the Mechanical PE exam—offering a great way to hone your problem-solving skills.