Engineering Mechanics Books

You Definitely need Engineering Mechanics Books

You will definitely need good Engineering Mechanics Books as references books for the Mechanical PE exam.  If you plan to take the Mechanical Systems and Materials PM session these books will be even more important!

During my time teaching I reviewed about every statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials book out there.  The books below are the ones I would recommend.  I list more than one in some categories, but you only need one from each group.  As always… use books that you are most familiar with when possible!!  If you already have books from these categories that you are familiar with then use them!  If you have older versions of these books that is fine also.  The content usually does not drastically change in newer editions of books in these categories.

Statics

  Engineering Mechanics Books Statics Gray   Engineering Mechanics Books Statics Hibbeler

Dynamics

Engineering Mechanics Books Dynamics Beer   Engineering Mechanics Books Dynamics Gibbeler   Engineering Mechanics Books Dynamics Gray   Engineering Mechanics Books Dynamics Meriam

Statics and Dynamics

You can get books that contain both statics and dynamics together.  The content is identical to that contained in the separate books, so the option of picking the individual books or the combined book is up to you.

Engineering Mechanics Books Statics and dynamics Beer   Engineering Mechanics Books Statics and dynamics Hibbeler

Mechanics of Materials

Engineering Mechanics Books Mech Materials Beer   Engineering Mechanics Books Mech Materials Riley   Engineering Mechanics Books Mech Materials Hibbleler

Vibrations

If you plan to take the HVAC/Refrigeration or Thermal and Fluid Systems depth section you can probably get by without a vibrations textbook.  You may encounter a couple of questions on the AM session covering vibrations, but the information you need would likely be found in a dynamics book.  If you plan to take the Mechanical Systems and Materials depth session you may want to have a vibration book.

Engineering Mechanics Books Vibration Inman   Engineering Mechanics Books Vibration meirovitch