Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam Fourteenth Edition
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About the Author
- Publisher : PPI, A Kaplan Company; Fourteenth edition (July 1, 2014)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 1584 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1591264537
- ISBN-13 : 978-1591264538
- Reading age : Baby and up
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 2.25 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I passed the exam. This book is definitely all you need if your budget is constrained and can only afford one book. Just tab it well and know where all the major sections pertaining to your afternoon section are located and you'll do alright.
As many others I've bought the book to study for the Civil PE exam. Keep in mind that the publisher (PPI) sells this product for a smaller price and often has 15-25% off sales especially 4-5 months before exam time. I managed to get Amazon to price match PPI who sells it at MSRP price vs the markups seen here or on eBay. Buy here if you have Amazon Prime and need it real quick.
I think the material covered in the book is adequate for reference purposes as intended and probably good enough for the NCEES exam (I've yet to take it, 8 weeks to go!). It's definitely a great book to read up on a subject to at least become familiar with the subject and get a clue on what/where to look for a more in depth study on the subject.
Lindeburg does a great job explaining the material and includes a quip here and there along with some common conventions that you probably heard in school such as "a positive moment will make the beam smile" on page 44-8. So it's not just dry technical material.
For the price, I wish it included the tabs for at least the first pages of each subject but of course that's a separate sale item.