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  1. Induction Machine

    Hello, What equation is being used in the solution? (question from Kaplan sample exam) Is max torque synonymous to max power? In Graffeo's book I see the formula: Slip at which Pmax occurs at = Sp = Rrotor/(Rrotor + Zeq), where Zeq = Zmotor + Zstator. But this equation seems slightly different than the one used int he solution. Also, if you have good machine references (such as a formula sheet) to share it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. All about the PE exam and your engineering career. https://ppi2pass.com/pe-exam/resources/info
  3. Take advantage of our $300 dollar early registration discount for our Live Online PE Control Systems Exam Course today! Register here.
  4. https://ppi2pass.com/prep-course Five Reasons Why You Should Take a PPI Prep Course: 1. View Free OnDemand Lectures While You Wait for Your Course to Start 2. Gain Access to the Syllabus Immediately After Signing Up 3. Risk-Free Enrollment and a Passing Guarantee. Retake a Course for Free if You Don't Pass Your Exam 4. Increase Your Chances of Passing Significantly 5. Master Your Calculator With Free Calculator Lessons Courses available: FE Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical and Other Disciplines PE Professional Engineering Chemical, Civil, CA Civil Seismic, CA Civil Surveying, Electrical: Power, Electrical: Electrical & Electronics, Environmental, Mechanical: HVAC & Refrigeration, Mechanical: Machine Design & Materials and Mechanical: Thermal and Fluids Systems SE Structural Engineering Vertical + Lateral Forces
  5. I failed my first attempt at the Civil PE - Structural Exam this past April. A bit of background about me: I did not graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering or Structural. I am a Biological Engineer with a focus in structural systems. I've been working four years as an engineer in a field of its own, utility design. Therefore, I don't have much exposure to anything civil or biological. The reason I chose the structural exam was because I enjoyed learning and taking structural courses in college. I figured the other disciplines will bore me. I took steel, wood, and multiple analysis courses. Additionally, there are so many more resources to help pass the civil exam than the biological exam. My first attempt, I completely bombed. However, I think it wasn't too bad given that I do not work in the field and only studied 2.5 months prior to the exam. It was really tough studying because I wasn't familiar with the majority of breadth topics, but knew the depth was going to be hard so I focused most of my studies on the depth. Below is my diagnostics. I would love to get any help possible. I'll be taking the PPI course again soon. I took it the first time, but I was so focused on studying for the depth, that I did not pay attention. I am hoping the second time around will be a pass. Any tips for someone who is not in the field to pass the Civil Structural? Changing disciplines is not an option. My work already paid for the thousands of dollars in course and reference materials.
  6. Guys, Any one know anything about this $35 pdf version practice problems? If anyone bought it, are those problems matched with the new specs of the TFS PE exam? (Oct 2017) http://engproguides.com/thermalexam.html Thank you guys
  7. Chemical PE

    Just wanted to share, something that helped me a lot to study is the "PE Chemical Reference Handbook", available for free from NCEES: The PE Chemical Reference Handbook is now available for download. It contains charts, formulas, tables, and other information that may help you answer questions on the PE Chemical exam. However, it does not contain all information required to answer every question; theories, conversions, formulas, and definitions that examinees are expected to know have not been included. Log into MyNCEES to download your free copy. The only downside is that you have to print it out...
  8. $300 discount for Fall PE courses!

    Registration for our fall PE courses has opened. Sign up today to take advantage of our early registration discount! 🔩 School of PE - PE Exam Review Courses
  9. I finally heard back from California board today (FYI - the check got cashed 3/22, yes...over four months ). Looks like everything went through except for my references. It states that my references are not licensed in state where the project was located. My situation: I work in the nuclear industry as a civil engineer. It is not required to be licensed in the state where the plant is located to complete the design work, neither do I live in those states. Therefore, most of my co-workers have licenses from different states. It is possible (will a lot of work and money) for me to get references from the states that are California is requiring, but I am confused if I need to get 4 all new references (especially since my supervisor has an out-of-state license). And I am dealing with 2 different states that I have done work for. Do I get one from each state? Do I just need one reference from each one of the states? Does my supervisors count as 1 out of the 4 references? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, as the board made clear that I am not allowed to call or email them upon receiving this bright pink rejection letter.
  10. All about the PE exam and your engineering career. https://ppi2pass.com/pe-exam/resources/info
  11. malpractice insurance for PE?

    Hi All! I recently obtained my PE. I was wondering if I should purchase malpractice insurance or some other form of insurance to protect myself. What do you think?
  12. Vpp vs Vpn

    I often find myself making the mistake of using Vpp rather than Vpn and vice versa. After I see the solution and realized the mistake I made, it seems so obvious from the start that I should have used Vpn. Question 1: are there any techniques or rules to follow to be sure what voltage potential to use and minimize mistakes? or is it just trial and error learning process? I dont want to make such a simple mistake on exam day. Question 2: When converting from Vpp to Vpn I usually follow the formula Vpn = Vpp/(sqrt(3)∠30°). In the example below, the ∠30° is left out of the denominator. Can someone explain to me why? When to include ∠30° and when to exclude? Thanks!
  13. So this past spring I took the PE exam in North Carolina because NY rejected my application and I was already too far into studying to give up. Anyway, I ended up passing my exam (yay!) but now I need to apply to NC. I can't find what NC considers as engineering experience. I started my career working for a contractor, but now work for a structural design firm. Is NC not going to count my construction experience? Does anyone know what I should do here? The form (http://www.ncbels.org/forms/ncengapp.pdf) that they have on their website has two columns for work experience, time in design and time doing other work. But you can now apply using the NCEES website. Just curious if anyone has any advice. Thanks!
  14. Mechanical PE Study Books

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    This package includes all of the books needed for a PPI Mechanical course (or self-study), except MERM and the Engineering Units (I will be keeping those two). Therefore, the following are included: NCEES Official Thermal and Fluid Systems Practice Exam (2011) Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Edition Six-Minute Solutions for the Mechanical PE Exam - Thermal and Fluids Systems Problems, 2nd Edition 101 Solved Mechanical Engineering Problems Mechanical PE Practice Examination, 3rd Edition Quick Reference Manual for the Mechanical Engineering Exam, 5th Edition FE Reference Handbook, Version 9.4 A bound and tabbed index for MERM, 13th Edition (very helpful for speed during exam) A new set of PPI customizable book tabs There are no marks in any of the items and all items in like-new condition. Some of the books have a couple of removable tabs for quick access to information (that helped me pass the exam). Shipping to the CONUS is included.


  15. Graffeo - Single Phase Problem

    Hi, can someone explain to me the whole 'two wires' thing in single phase circuit and why the impedance is 2 times. Thanks in advance
  16. NCEES PE Civil: Practice Exam

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    I ordered this book and never opened it! The NCEES only allows returns if you do so within 30 days, which I missed. I can't change the condition from used to new, but I never opened the book or used it. Here is the description from the NCEES website: This book offers the equivalent of an entire PE Civil Engineering—STRUCTURAL exam: 40 questions and solutions from the morning PE Civil specifications 40 questions from the STRUCTURAL afternoon specifications The morning questions are the same for all PE Civil disciplines; that is, regardless of the PM book you choose, the AM questions will be the same in all books. ©2014 Take a look at a sample of the book: https://s3.amazonaws.com/core-ncees-org/documents/95a0a-1504-civ-sqs-structural-72-8.pdf?X-Amz-Content-Sha256=UNSIGNED-PAYLOAD&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIHJFPKLZRKQERK5A%2F20170704%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20170704T220706Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Signature=1c8eb7a8c151d0ad4c7de84a777895fb4bbf668d8c8be326c60b29d1c6bc504c


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    Item specifics Condition: Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. See the seller’s ... Read more ISBN-10: 1591265134 Publication Year: 2015 ISBN-13: 9781591265139 Language: English Author: Michael R. Lindeburg Educational Level: College Audience Edition Description: New Edition Age Level: College Senior ISBN: 9781591265139 Detailed item info Synopsis Civil PE Practice Examination contains six 40-problem, multiple-choice exams consistent with the NCEES Civil PE exam's format and specifications. The morning breadth exam covers a variety of civil engineering topics. The five afternoon depth exams (construction; geotechnical; structural; transportation; and water resources and environmental) prepare you for the depth exam of your choice and provide additional practice for the morning exam subjects. Consistent with the actual exam, the problems in Civil PE Practice Examination require an average of six minutes to solve. Enhance your time-management skills by taking each exam within the same four-hour time limit as the actual exam. Then, evaluate your performance using the six individual answer keys. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches. Solutions also reference exam-adopted codes and standards, so you can learn where to find required information and how to efficiently use your resources. Civil PE Practice Examination will help you to familiarize yourself with the exam topics and format identify accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches connect relevant theory to exam-like problems navigate through exam-adopted codes and standards solve problems under timed conditions, The Most Realistic Practice for the Civil PE Exam "Civil PE Practice Examination" contains six 40-problem, multiple-choice exams consistent with the NCEES Civil PE exam s format and specifications. The morning breadth exam covers a variety of civil engineering topics. The five afternoon depth exams (construction; geotechnical; structural; transportation; and water resources and environmental) prepare you for the depth exam of your choice and provide additional practice for the morning exam subjects. Consistent with the actual exam, the problems in "Civil PE Practice Examination" require an average of six minutes to solve. Enhance your time-management skills by taking each exam within the same four-hour time limit as the actual exam. Then, evaluate your performance using the six individual answer keys. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches. Solutions also reference exam-adopted codes and standards, so you can learn where to find required information and how to efficiently use your resources. "Civil PE Practice Examination" will help you tofamiliarize yourself with the exam topics and formatidentify accurate and efficient problem-solving approachesconnect relevant theory to exam-like problemsnavigate through exam-adopted codes and standardssolve problems under timed conditions" Product Identifiers ISBN-10 1591265134 ISBN-13 9781591265139 Key Details Author Michael R. Lindeburg Number Of Pages 176 pages Edition Description New Edition Format Paperback Publication Date 2015-12-02 Language English Publisher Professional Publications, Incorporated Publication Year 2015 Additional Details Edition Number 6 Dimensions Weight 14.7 Oz Height 0.4 In. Width 8.5 In. Length 11 In. Target Audience Group College Audience Grade From College Senior Classification Method Dewey Decimal 624.075 Dewey Edition 23 Certain data records © 2017 Bowker. Rights in cover images reserved by owners.


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    Celebrating our 20th Anniversary, Lowest Prices Ever! Offering 2 for 1*and Huge Promotional Discounts 5% and 10% discount for multiple courses Hundreds of dollars in savings! Live Civil Breadth, Workshop, and Practice Exam 100 hours, 3 books for $850 Live Transportation PM Module,Workshops, AM & PM Exams 86 hours, 4 books for $750 Live Construction PM Module, Workshop, and AM and PM Practice Exams 100 hours, 3 books for $850 Live CA Surveying with Workshop & CBT 55 hours, 3 books for $500 Live CA Seismic with Workshop & CBT 55 hours, 4 books for $500 Our Guaranteed Free Repeat Policy Any participant who doesn’t pass the exam(s) may repeat the same live or on-demand course(s) for free, within ONE YEAR of the initial purchase date. For complete terms and conditions, please read repeat policy on our website www.passpe.com. We have been honoring our repeat policy for more than 20 years.
  19. Time Left: 15 hours and 59 minutes

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    I purchased all of these brand new for the April 2017 exam which I passed so I am ready to pass on some of the helpful material! I am hoping someone will buy all/most of these at once to help on the shipping cost since the HCM is big and a touch heavy and the others are slim to fit in, but won't turn down individual purchases. HCM2010: Bought new for $232 with shipping from TRB, like new condition, Selling for $190 shipped to US48. NCEES Practice Exam - Transportation Depth: Bought new for $52.56 with shipping from NCEES, like new condition, Selling for $36 shipped to US48. Goswami - 2 Breadth Practice Exams written in 2013 - Amazon Link: Bought new for $28.20 with tax from Amazon, like new condition, Selling for $21 shipped to US48. Goswami - Breadth + Transportation Depth Practice Exam written in 2015 - Amazon Link: Bought new for $30.57 with tax from Amazon, like new condition, Selling for $23 shipped to US48. If you buy all 4 items I will drop this from $270 total down to $250 including shipping to US48. If you are in AK/HI I will have to see what shipping is and might need you to cover a portion. I can also toss in a spiral bound copy of the CERM Table of Contents and Index if you want it (with minor highlights). Additional photos available upon request.


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  21. Hello Everyone! New here, but giving back to this forum just as it gave something to me. Resources and hope! I recently moved to the from Canada with a few years of experience in my hands after graduating as an Electrical Engineering candidate in the summer of 2013. While I hadn't been out of school for long, I still lost all hope of being in a school/study environment again and was worried about this FE Electrical and Computer CBT based exam. After looking at resources and forums I decided to start my studying. I moved here in April and with wanting to take my PE Power exam in the April of 2017, I decided to dedicate some time this year (2016) to study and try and pass the FE. So I bought the FE Electrical and Computer textbook by Lindeburg on Amazon for 50-ish $ and started studying by the end of July. I followed the schedule it says and tried to do one chapter a day, and sometimes three-four on weekends. Lindeburg suggests that you could start the course 45 days ahead of the exam and complete all 45 chapters without rest days and pass the exam the next day. I think this is pretty accurate since the exam is not very tough. Along with the textbook, I tried to learn where all the units and equations are in the FE Reference book which is the exact same book given to you on the computer in the exam. I also watched Raiya Energy Academy's Youtube videos online and used it for different questions and examples. I also found some online assessments that started a timer and told you how you did. And finally I made sure to really practice with my calculator and use the special functions like complex conversion, matrices, vectors, equation solving, computer numbering formats, and boolean logic. This last part is really important because doing all these in your calculator, saves you time, which gives you more minutes in the end for harder problems or for reviewing. After I was done going through the book, I decided to book the exam three weeks from finishing the book, and spend these weeks looking at the book and the reference manual again, but this time just doing the problems. I am so glad I did the steps above, because after I did the exam on a Friday, I found out I passed online the next Wednesday. Hope this helps you!

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    Selling the following review materials that helped me pass the Electrical Power PE Exam: 1) NCEES Electrical Power Practice Exam (NEW, UNUSED) - $25 2) Complex Imaginary Vol 1-4 (Used, very few marks - I solved the problems on a separate notebook. Great exercise tool to help you solve problems and get familiar with the basics) - $115 3) Graffeo's "...Guide to passing the power PE..." (Used, very little marks, same reason above. Excellent reference with a practice exam in the same format as NCEES) - $80 4) Theodore Wildi Book (Like new. Soft bound. Great book, covers lots of theory. Helped me solve at least 2 questions during the exam) - $130 I prefer to sell ALL as a package for $350, but you may buy separately. Prices negotiable, just contact me. Thanks!!


  23. Graffeo - CT question

    Hi, this is a figure in the 2016 printing of the Graffeo book, page 148. Is there a typo in describing the direction of current above the CT on I2 side? The description is the same before and after the fault...why? I tried checking the errata on Graffeo's website but this page is not mentioned. Thanks in advance!
  24. So, I was curious what the probability of someone passing the PE exam based on completely random guessing (because it seemed feasible), so, I did some math. The probabilities are based on an assumed passing score of 70% (56/80), using the binomial cumulative probability... that is, for randomly guessing all 80 questions, what's the probability of guessing at least 56 correct? Thus, calculate the binomial cdf for (n=80, p=0.25, and x=56 + x=57 + ...x=80) For all 80 questions, the probability of guessing at least 56 correctly turns out to be 3.64 x 10^-17. That is, 1 in 27,500,000,000,000,000 test takers will be likely to pass the exam with random guessing. However, if a test taker is 100% confident that he worked out half the questions correctly, and wanted to simply guess on the other 40 questions, he would only need to guess 16 problems correctly out of the remaining 40. The probability is calculated similarly, with a binomial cdf of (n=40, p=0.25, and x=16 + x=17....x=40). This turns out to be a probability of 0.026. That is, 1 out of about 50 test takers who definitely answer 40 questions correctly can expect to pass the exam by guessing on the remaining questions. Here's the breakdown: 0 definitely correct, Guess 56/80 correctly to pass : 1 in 27,500,000,000,000,000 will pass(1 out of 27 Quintillion) 10 correct, Guess 46/70: 1 in 1,170,000,000,000 will pass (1 out of a trillion) 20 correct, Guess 36/60: 1 in 103,000,000 will pass 30 correct, Guess 26/50: 1 in 26,300 will pass 40 correct, Guess 16/40: 1 in 50 will pass. 50 correct, Guess 6/30, 4 in 5 will pass. 60 correct ... pretty sure you passed!
  25. Hello Everyone! After posting my FE exam prep from October 2016 found here: I decided to go strong and work towards my PE Power. Like I mentioned before, I already had the required 4 years of work experience between both Canada and the US, so I decided to apply for the PE Exam and write it in the coming April 2017. I would say, from talking with coworkers, peers, and just overall looking at all the material available it was really intimidating and overwhelming at first. I was very nervous about this exam from the get-go even after studying for the FE and passing it. Having done the FE just recently should help, is what I kept hearing from everyone, but of course I was finding it hard to connect the dots between the FE and the PE exams. Primarily, because the FE really is very basic level understanding of electrical engineering (First and Second year course material from University) whereas the PE is more like the third and fourth year materials + codebooks. In any case, I didn't have a great plan of studying for this like I did for the FE. With the FE I just took the reference material and followed their plans. With the PE, I asked around at work for what was available, and luckily there were a couple folks that had 5-6 different NCEES PE Power Practice Exam and Camara's booklets that combined had over a 1000 problems. I also printed out the NEC 2017, the NESC 2012, the NFPA 70 2017, the ANSI Device Numbers, and had a copy of the EPRM by John Camara. This last book was what I used to start my prep. Similar to the FE prep, I first went through the EPRM entirely and thoroughly. Then I went through a whole bunch of videos on youtube related to Power problems, notable mention Raiya Energy Academy. Again, while I don't always agree with Raiya's solutions, her problems and walk throughs are worth looking into. She gets the steps right 99 percent of the time, but the answer might be wrong in some cases. She corrects herself in most cases. After I finished the EPRM book, I went through the entire NEC 2017 code book and sticky tabbed most of the important and often used artices, (See Raiya's video on Must Know NEC Articles). I have to admit, you are not going to remember where each article is. So heavily rely on the index pages of these code books in the end of the books. After the NEC, I went through the NESC codebook and the NFPA codebooks fairly quickly in order to get the gist of the materials. The last four weeks before the exam, all I did was problems problems problems. I have to admit, after I did the exam, I had a sense of relief, it was either from finishing a long 9.5 hours day (including breaks) or I was fairly confident in what I had answered were correct. For anyone thinking that there isn't enough time in the exam, if you prepared as much as I did, and I think you should, then you should have enough time to write the exam and still have 45 minutes in the end to check everything. I had finished checking and still left a half an hour earlier. Total time taken to study: Once I passed the FE, and got my approval that I had been registered for the PE exam in February, I started studying Mid February. From Mid-Feb to April 19th, I spent 8 weeks studying. Weekends were the busiest (6-8 hours each day) and then 3-4 weeknights of one hour each. Prep Prep Prep, is all I can say. I can usually gauge whether or not one would need to study as much or not for a certain exam, however, both before and even after writing the PE exam, I have to say you must put in your hours to study. It is not that hard, but it is not trivial. So I passed, and the results came out exactly 1 Month and 5 days later. Good luck to Oct 2017s and future PEs.