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Civil engineering reference manual for the PE exam
Lindeburg, Michael R.
Personal Author:
Eighth edition.
Publication Information:
Belmont, CA : Professional Publications, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Central Library TA159 .L54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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For many years, engineers have agreed that the Civil Engineering Reference Manual is the one essential book for passing the civil PE exam. Completely up-to-date for the current exam, it covers the range of breadth-and-depth topics and provides clear explanations of key concepts. The text is augmented by nearly 1,000 example and practice problems and hundreds of formulas, illustrations, and figures. Over 100 tables of data, a glossary, and a comprehensive index are popular features in this all-encompassing exam resource.

Author Notes

Young engineers who want to be licensed in their particular field rely on the test-taking tips in books by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE. He has written over 35 books on engineering, many of them specifically on exam preparation.

Lindeburg, the acknowledged authority on exam taking manuals for engineering, has written three definitive books for this purpose. "Engineer-In Training Reference Manual" (3rd ed., 1996) has been the leading resource for over 250,000 engineers preparing for the FE/EIT exam. For over 20 years this book has been praised for its clear comprehensive coverage and excellent index. "Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual For The PE Exam" (10th ed., 1997) discusses all exam subjects with 342 reinforcing practice problems and illustrations, tables, figures and formulas. EIT Review manual: "Rapid Preparation For The General Fundamentals of Engineering Exam: Current For The 1998-1999 Exam"(1998) outsells all other similar works combined and contains a money back guarantee. If readers do not pass the exam after using this cram course manual with 900 practice problems and a complete eight-hour practice exam, the publisher will refund their money.

Lindeburg's other books include "Getting Started As A Consulting Engineer"(1994), "Fire And Explosion Protection Systems: A Design Professionals Introduction" (1995), and "1001 Solved Engineering Fundamentals Problems" (1997).

Michael R. Lindenburg graduated from Stanford University with B.S and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering. As founder and president of the Professional Engineering Institute, he has taught and supervised hundreds of engineering review courses.

(Bowker Author Biography)



Most chapters in this book are independent. Start with any one and look through it. Use the index extensively. Decide if you are going to work problems in that topic. If so, solve as many problemsin that topic as time allows. Do not stop studying until the exam. Start right now! Quickly! Goodluck. If you are preparing for the PE exam in civil engineering, the following suggestions may help. Find out the current edition of this book. You might be reading this book long after it was published. Newer editions mean that the codes, standards, and regulations on which the exam is based are not represented in the older edition,that the exam body of knowledge has changed, and/or the exam format and policies have changed. Older editions are no longer appropriate for the current exam, and it is not reasonable for you to expect an older edition to serve your needs when it is out of date. Become intimately familiar with this book. This means knowing the order of the chapters, the approximate locations of important figures and tables, what appendices are available, and so on. Excerpted from Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam by Michael R. Lindeburg All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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