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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

FE Exam Prep (Civil, Mechanical, and Other Disciplines - On Sale Today $6.95)

Are you currently searching for FE Exam Prep for the Civil, Mechanical, or Other Disciplines Exam?

How would you like to PASS the FE Exam on your first try?

You've come to the right place!

Our EBook has over 330 practice problems and Step-by-Step solutions that match the current page numbers from the FE Handbook. It's been on the market for 10 years and has sold over 125,000 copies.

It's available on Amazon as well here on our website.

It's on sale today for Only $6.95!   Purchase Here! 

Our Book is a Cult Classic - I say cult classic because it isn't your typical engineering prep book. Within the first few pages, you will be able to tell it's not written by your typical boring test prep company nor has any dumb-downed mainstream advice - such as "get a good night sleep" or "this is your first step to becoming a P.E.!". 

It's straight to the point, down & dirty, and there's no bullsh$t. The advice and strategy are action packed - you can start today!  

You will pass the FE Exam, you just need At Bats.

Let me tell you a short story:

Back in 2002, when I was preparing for the FE Exam, I had trouble finding a good set of solved problems to help me study. Amazon was popular, but it wasn't like it is today.  

There weren't many resources to choose from. I basically just winged it. There definitely wasn't any kind of of prep book which explained strategy or what to expect on exam day. The FE Exam was a mystery.

In order to practice Truss problems, I had to use my statics book from college.  

In order to practice Mechanics of Materials problems, I had to use a $85 book I purchased from Amazon - and that was the only topic that book was good at... :( such a waste too.

In order to practice Engineering Economics, I found a couple of good questions from my senior design class notes. 

In order to practice Dynamics, I had to carry around my dynamics college textbook. 

It was miserable trying to use all these random resources. My engineering professors also proved to be useless. They were so out of touch and incapable of offering any practical or sound advice. I remember this one professor suggested we start reviewing our calculus textbooks to prepare for the Math questions. Really? 

After I managed to pass the FE Exam, and then passed the P.E. Exams in both mechanical and civil engineering disciplines, and after I gained over 20 years of experience in industry, I decided that wanted to give back to the community which helped me so much in my career.  

I wanted to share the knowledge I've accumulated over the years from the school of hard knocks - not from a comfortable college office chair. I wanted to create a one-stop-shop book which could be used to practice every type of question. 

I decided to write the BOOK I wish I had when I was preparing for the FE Exam. 

In addition to making it affordable, I wanted test takers to be able to use just one book in their preparations - as opposed to carrying around many different resources.  I also wanted to give down to earth, practical advice, tips/hints, and also include what I call the "Inner Game".  

Inner Game starts in your mind before you even go out into the world and take action. This is something I learned over years of playing organized sports and which I developed to use for test taking. Using my own advice, I become a Project Management Professional (PMP), passed the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE), as well several International Code Council Exams (ICCEs).  

The goal was to distill all of the best advice, strategy, tactics, and motivation I learned in my life in order to develop one resource which someone could use to help them pass the FE Exam - a COMPLETE SYSTEM. 

I am happy to say I succeeded. It was a work-in-progress, it started out rough, but over the years, I am happy with the way the book turned out. We constantly update it with the exam changes each year. 

Everyday, we receive many emails with positive feedback and many "thank you's" from students who pass the FE Exam. It's overwhelming and I am grateful I am able to help. 

The book is currently updated for the 2023 Civil, Mechanical, and Other Disciplines Exams, it provides over 330 practice problems and step-by-step solutions to help you prepare for and pass the FE Exam.

It provides a complete system of specific test taking strategies, tips, hints, and is separated into 5 practice exams. It’s an action-packed, no-nonsense approach, and is the only FE Prep book in which the solutions and equations reference the current version of the FE Handbook. 

It’s a “must-have” for working engineers who have been out of the classroom or any recent graduate who wants to get this exam out of the way as quickly as possible without spending a ton of money.

There are many prep books and courses available – and some are VERY expensive! 

There’s no need to spend that kind of money when you already know everything on the FE Exam, you just need to be coached (we show you how) on what to study in order to weed out all the unnecessary things you learned in school, focus on the only topics that matter, and learn some tips and strategies that will tip the odds in your favor.

The Book is designed specially to teach you how to pass the FE exam. No more wasting time listening to boring out-of-touch professors. This book does not waste time on theory or obscure problems- which will only confuse you more, but instead, only contains practical questions and ones that are most likely to appear on the actual exam based on the percentages which are published by NCEES.

Also included is the EIT FastTrack™ Schedule - developed for those short of time and who have been out of school a long time. Review this section to gain the most knowledge in the shortest amount of time for problems that are most likely to appear on the exam based on the NCEES Format.

Since every question is categorized by topic order, you have the option to choose which practice exams you want to work on or decide which specific category of problem you want to review. You have the option to work similar type problems or in random order. If you are considering studying for the FE exam, this book will teach you how to pass on your first try.
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​​​​​​​These questions keep appearing time and time again, learn them and pass the exam!


Passing the first time will save you money, time, and the stress of having to study again.  It will also give you confidence and prepare you for the exam.

With a little preparation and concentration, you can master questions and navigate your FE Exam with confidence.

Are you ready to learn how to pass?

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

FE Exam Prep (At Bats)


Let me propose a question:

If you were to have a medical issue, would you seek out a doctor who had the highest GPA or a doctor who is known for getting results?  

Would the doctor's ACT test scores, Med School board exams, or GPA even cross your mind? Of course not! That's dumb.

Despite what we were led to believe in school, the number of "At Bats" is more important then anything when it comes to building a successful career.  Practice makes perfect. The theory is great and necessary, but in order to deliver value to the marketplace and become known as an expert in your field, you must have experience. 

Experience is key. We learn so much more when we fail as opposed to when we pass. By the nature of things, school punishes us when we mess up.  You get punished, shamed, judged, you're told "you didn't learn" anything, etc. 

But in life, we have the potential to learn valuable life lessons when we fail and you cannot assign a grade to it. I say potential, because not everyone will learn from their mistakes. The key is to learn from your mistakes and invest it into tomorrow, the next week, month, year. 

I recently read a story about how there's an annual meeting where Billionaires get together to meet each year. Over expensive scotch and cigars, they sit around and share war stories of how many of their prior businesses failed.  In business and in life, you only have to be right ONE TIME.  Doesn't matter how many other times you failed. Just be right one time and you will be considered a success. 

It's important to keep on getting up when you fail. In the words of Rocky- It doesn't matter if you win or lose, what matters is that you keep on getting up after you get knocked down. That's how winner's are born. If you're willing to do that, you will win in the end. 

You must practice and get in the reps in order to fine tune your craft. You must get in the right amount of "At Bats" in preparing for the FE Exam. 

Our Book is designed to do just that !  

It has over 330 practice problems and starts off easy and gradually gets more challenging.  It goes through every possible question and topic - whether its civil, mechanical, or other disciplines.  The same questions keep appearing on the FE EXAM, it's time to learn them!

Over the 330 practice problems, the sheer volume of the breadth of knowledge that we throw at you, allows you to get in your reps and At Bats. 

Just as major league baseball players take batting practice before each game - even though they already know, in theory, how to hit a baseball, they do so in order to work out the cob webs, to help them focus, and to warm up.

That is exactly how the Book is set up!  

Get started today and start getting your "At Bats"!


Wednesday, May 3, 2023

FE EXAM Civil (Paperback now available on Amazon)

We're really proud to announce the release of the Civil FE Exam book.  

Finally!  I'm really proud of this book.  It's an absolute BEAST!!!!! 

It's now available on Amazon as well as on this website

Coming in with 383 pages and just over 345 practice questions, and only $6.95 for the EBook, or even FREE if you purchase the paperback on Amazon, it's such a bargain. 

You can't beat it. It's a steal..actually 

Just like how I described in the blog with the release of the new Mechanical FE Exam, which is another freaking epic book, it's been a wide ride that past few months. Our Mastermind group was isolated for quite a long time developing over 330 problems for this new book.   

I really need a vacation...and owe my colleagues a beer.... ;)

It covers the latest edition of the Civil FE Exam format which is published by  

The Civil FE Exam has the usually topics like the others, but the main focus is on 5 new topics:  

Water Resources and Environmental, Structural, Geotechnical , Transportation, Surveying, and Construction Engineering. 

For Water Resources and Environmental, we developed 27 questions. A big part of the Civil FE Exam focuses on the NRCS (SCS) Rainfall-Runoff equation in the FE Handbook page 296, the Rational Formula Q= CIA (all explained in the Book), Darcy's Law page 291, Well Drawdown, Specific Energy, Hydraulic Jump page 296, Circular pipe head loss, Values of C Hazen-Williams Coefficient- there's a great table on page 297 for different pipe materials, 

For Structural, we developed 33 questions. A big part of the Civil FE Exam focuses on beam loadings, classification of structures, structural design (LRFD and ASD) Load combinations page 272 of the FE Handbook. Live load reductions, Wind loads, Design of concrete page 274, ASTM Standard for Reinforcement Bars - there's a great table on page 277 which shows sizes, diameters, areas, and weights, Steel design, columns, flat bars page 282, W shapes and properties - there's another great table for W shapes on page 284, AISC Table 3-2 on page 285 is an awesome table to find out the W Shape and beam factors, etc., Available moments and unbraced length, K factors.

For Transportation, we developed 24 questions. A big part of the Civil FE Exam focuses on traffic safety equations page 306 of the FE Handbook, Traffic flow relationships, horizontal and vertical curve calculations, Freeway segment highway capacity - great table on page 303, Sigh distance related to curve length page 301, fantastic table, Crash reduction page 307 and countermeasures. These are good problems to rack up easy points. 

For Geotechnical, we developed a whopping 37 questions. A big part of the Civil FE Exam focuses on phase relationships, diagram on page 259 of the FE handbook, time factor for consolidations, Mohr-coulomb failure chart on page 262. the sneaky bastards are hiding the the equation for for Tf on that chart.. (talked about it the book), effective stress, surcharges, pressure on retaining walls, horizontal and vertical, horizontal stress profiles, slope failure along planar surfaces page 265, AASHTO soil classification page 266 another low hanging fruit problem to get easy points (the Book explains how to red the chart).

For Surveying, we developed 15 questions. A big part of the Civil FE Exam focuses on end area calculations fr earthwork formulas page 309 of the FE Handbook, Mass haul diagrams - great table on page 309, area formulas, construction, project management, critical path page 310 these are really easy, earned value analysis - seems stupid but very easy. 

I won't give it all away, but all the tricks and tips are in the Book.  

Like I said earlier, I am very proud of how this Book came out!

Thursday, April 27, 2023

FE Exam Mechanical (Paperback now available on Amazon!)


We thank everyone for the positive emails and feedback. Since 2013, our bread & butter FE Exam Prep was entirely based on the Other Disciplines exam.  

However, after the word got out about our FE Exam prep book and 125,000 sales later, there was an overwhelming request for a Mechanical as well as a Civil version of this Book

I'm proud to say that we finally published these two additional books in March 2023. Each of the new books has over 1,000 sales already. It's amazing.

The market for a good set of FE Exam Prep problems is in high demand. It's hard to find a good practice book - this is why I originally developed the book in 2013 - I basically wrote a book I wish I had when I was preparing for the FE Exam back in the day. 

Thank you to all of you who voiced your opinions over the last few years. We heard you ! 

After developing the 330 problems which are in the new FE Exam Mechanical "How to Pass on Your First Try!" book, after many months of quality checks and writing, the paperback version is now available on Amazon along with the EBook on this website. 

The Mechanical FE Exam Book was quite challenging to write.  It took more over 8 months to complete. For starters, it's the hardest exam.  Mechanical engineering, is the most difficult to learn - ask me how I know..... 

(There's no comparison to Other Disciplines or Civil. The sum of moments at any point doesn't equal to zero, it equals Mass x Acceleration, so it's harder to learn.  There's not many other good ME prep books on the market for this reason. 

If you look at the Mechanical Exam topics from NCEES, there's a strong emphasis on Mechanical Design and Analysis as well as Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Each of these sections has 10-15 questions you can expect to appear on the FE Exam. 

In our new Mechanical FE Exam prep book, we have over 50 problems related to just Mechanical Design and Analysis - the heart of the exam.  Each problem follows the FE Handbook. 

We have questions on springs, spring constants, helical torsion springs, bearings (roller/ball) - you need to be careful with these types of problems because the variable "L" needs to be in (millions of revolutions) in order to get the equation right. That's all explained in the book

We also have problems on power screws and transmission, gearing, joint methods, threaded fasteners, bolted ad riveted jointed loaded in shear, manufacturability.- the handbook really does a poor job on this topic and we give a bunch of ways to approach this, fits, shafts, symbols and tolerances, fatigue failures, variable loading theories, ANSI symbols for hydraulic power, hvac, and thermo cycles. 

It's all covered !   

Thank you for all you Mechanical Engineers out there who kept pushing us to develop a ME version of our very popular FE Exam Prep book! 

It was a blast to create for you !  

I always made it a point to price the book in such a way that it's affordable to students. There's a lot of prep courses & books out there that charge way too much money. Who can afford a $1,000 prep courses?  That's ridiculous.  

If you are reading this, you've come to the right place.

Do yourself a favor and stop procrastinating, it's time to pass the FE exam !

Thursday, April 20, 2023

FE Exam Prep - Other Disciplines (Going Strong in 2023!)

After 8 years on Amazon, we're still going strong with 4.1 out of 5 Stars!  Thank you for your continued support.  

We love reading the positive test taking experiences we receive each day ! Keep 'em coming.  We strive to keep the book updated and free from errors. NCEES also updates the FE Handbook every few months. The 2023 book is currently up to date with solutions that match the FE Handbook page numbers. 

As we tell our students in our prep courses, you already know everything that is on this exam, you just need a guide and mentor to help you focus on what to study.  That is the goal of this book.  You are so much more capable than what they currently believe.  It really isn't about passing the test, it's about creating kids who now believe in themselves. 

Thursday, April 13, 2023

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Download the FE Exam Cheat sheet (It's FREE!)


Ok, I totally tricked you- there is no Cheat sheet to download.... But this was the only way I could grab your attention. 

But I'm here to tell you something really important.  There really is a cheat sheet.  The cheat sheet that you MUST download immediately is the FE Handbook provided by NCEES. Located HERE

(You must first create a username and password and log into the NCEES website. From there, you will see the FREE download. )

This is CRUCIAL if you really want to pass this exam on your first try. No joke. We've been selling our book for just about 10 years now, and what I am about to share with you is the SECRET to passing.. 

Not sure if you are aware yet, but the FE Exam is computer-based and you are allowed to use the handbook during the exam! It's opened book!   It will be part an electronic resource already provided to you on the testing center's computer. 

Basically, you'll be taking the exam while seeing a dual screen - the problems will be on the left and the handbook will be on the right of the screen. You will be able to use a search function to look up key words as opposed to just flipping around. 

Believe it or not, from what people say, most FE Exam questions only require one or two steps in order to solve. Sure, there will be hard problems, but in general, you only need to pass this exam with a passing grade, not aim to get every problem correct.  

This is part of the FastTrack Method I developed. This is an important mindset to remember. We aren't shooting for perfection here...just efficiency. Just enough time and energy in order to Pass! 

The secret to passing on your first try is to learn how to leverage the FE Handbook.  When you start preparing for the exam a few months out, or even weeks out for some, you must download the handbook and start learning it inside and out.  This is paramount.  

You MUST learn its layout and where all of the important equations and tables are located in each topic area. You also need to learn how to use the search function in order to save time. 

We show you how HERE.

You'll be amazed that a lot of our test takers who come to us after their first or even second failed attempt didn't even leverage the FE Handbook.  Sometimes they didn't even know it was available before the exam. They are putting themselves at a huge disadvantage. 

As you work through the practice problems, we highly suggest that you use the handbook at the same time.  You simply NEED TO.  The problem sets in the book are designed to show you where all of the important equations are located. Our solutions reference page numbers directly from the handbook.   

On days where you just don't have the energy to study or work problems, simply flipping through the handbook is a great alternative and time well spent.  This is part of the Razor's Edge I wrote about in the book.  Not all problems on the exam require calculations, sometimes there can be conceptual or definition type questions.  This is when knowing the sections in the handbook can make a difference in passing or failing. Efficiency - not wasting precious time- is the key to pass.  

The other key to passing is Problem Recognition which is discussed in many blogs here. 

One last thing, don't tell me that I didn't warn you! Please do not flip through the handbook and think that you have to be able to know what every means.... there's enough information in there to discourage the brightest professors. Just don't. Trust me.  

It doesn't represent everything you need to know, it just represents what's considered fair game and might show up on the exam.  Your job is to just know where to find it! and of course we show you how. 

So really, I didn't lie to you.  You can download a FREE Cheat sheet - which is the FE Handbook....

Please check out our blog for additional tips and tricks and as well as our Product Page.  

Are you ready to Pass the FE Exam?   What are you waiting for?

Look forward to hearing from you! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

How to Pass the FE Exam (Learn How Here!)

Do you want to know the secrets to passing?

Do you want to see practice questions that are similar in difficulty level as the ones on the actual FE exam?   

Do you want to join the rest of the engineers who passed on their first try?

Do you want to get the FE Exam over and without any headaches?

Do You Have Questions like these? 

How hard is the FE? What is the pass rate? How long should I study for? What can I bring on Exam day? What can I expect? All of these are answered in the EBook.   If you would like a paperback book instead, purchase it on Amazon.

What are you waiting for?

Our FE Exam Prep Book is updated for the 2023 Exam, developed by practicing engineers for engineers, provides over 330 practical problems. It provides a complete system of specific test taking strategies, tips and hints, and is separated into 5 practice exams.It's the only FE Exam prep book that has detailed solutions that reference exact page numbers for equations and tables in the FE Handbook.  There's an entire chapter on where to find the secret tables in the FE Handbook that will save you a ton of time!

There's no BS, no fluff, just straight to the point. It is a must have for working engineers who have been out of the classroom.  

Want to peek into the book and try a few practice problems before you buy it?  

Work the problems the Practice Exam in the blog post!

Today's sale is currently marked down.  Only $6.95

Please learn more about the FE Exam in our blog posts... everything you need to know is here!

Get to Work !

Thursday, March 23, 2023

FE Exam Prep (Leverage)

How would you like to spend less time studying?

Leveraging means using what you already have in order to achieve something new or better. In engineering terms, it means the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it.  Bottom line, you can get more results with less work involved. 

How can you use leverage to pass the FE Exam?

The most important way to use leverage is to download the FE Handbook from today.  Treat it as your bible!  Get familiar with its layout and where every equation is located.  

Unfortunately, most test takers will not take advantage of this free download before the exam.  But fortunately for you, it's available for you!  It takes no extra time or skill to do this. By knowing the layout of the handbook before the exam, you will save valuable time during the exam.  Your odds of passing greatly improve... because you'll have more time to work on the problems that take time to answer. Just by correctly answering one or two additional problems will greatly affect your outcome. 

The strategy which is discussed in the Book goes into more detail about this, but it's important to use the handbook as you do practice problems. Our book is specifically designed to get as many "at bats" as you can and to maximize your leverage. 

Why not leverage the free download today? Why spend another second stressing out if you will pass this exam when you can start preparing right now.   

The time is now. 

Get to work!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

FE Exam Prep Course (2 week Boot Camp!)


This Video Prep Course is the most POWERFUL and RESULTS-ORIENTED course available. There's simply no other one out there that compares.  We call it the 2-Week Boot Camp because we have students successfully go through the video series and pass the FE Exam! Of course, we recommend longer to study, but it's possible. It really is....

This is ALL you NEED.  

If you want to save Time and Energy during this study phase, and pass on your first try, then please keep reading. 

Of course, we would like you to spend longer than 2-weeks preparing for this exam. But it's specifically designed for those short on time and would like to only work on problems most likely to show up during the FE Exam - based on the breakdown of topic areas. This course also comes with a FREE Ebook so you can work along with me. 

Just like the Book, this course is straight to the point and there's absolutely no Bullsh$t.  It simply gets RESULTS. Period. 10 years of helping engineers pass is why I can honestly say this.....

We always talk about pattern recognition and working through a set of solved problems in each topic area... well, this is it!.  As your guide, I work through every problem in the Book (over 330 problems) and explain how it's solved step by step. 

Of course, you don't need to do all 330 problems in order to be prepared to pass, the first 4-5 problems of each topic area are really the only ones you must understand.... (Shhh!!! that's the real secret but don't tell anyone) but the rest are "extra" if you have the time and are interested. Just simply fast forward if you want to study the most efficient way.  

No expensive prep courses taught by out-of-touch professors, no boring lectures, absolutely no theory, no monthly member fees or sign ups, no wasting time on confusing questions that have no chance of being on the Exam - just to show you how smart I am when I solve it... None of that BS. Trust me, there's a lot of that out there.  


- 12 Pre-Recorded Video Lessons in each FE Exam topic area 
- Free EBook! - to work along with me!
- Private video links will be sent as soon as you sign up !
- Over 5 hours of working problems together.
- Watch as many times as you like - but you only need once. 


- Learn How to Pass on Your First Try!
- Learn how to solve the most important problems 
- Secret Keys to Passing Explained
- Every solution references the FE Handbook
- Insight to tips and tricks
- Guidance and encouragement along the way 
- Straight to the point, no fluff or BS
- Test taking strategies
- How to use the FE Handbook
- Where to locate the best equation and tables in the handbook

If you are short on time / feeling the pressure, this course is for you !  

So DON'T wait. 

As a limited time offer, a FREE EBook is included.  This is so you can work along with me!  

Get Started Now !

Thursday, February 16, 2023

March 22, 2023: Question of the Week (Heat Transfer)

Problem recognition is key! So you must begin working as many different types of  problems as you can. Of course, be strategic about - review the topic areas on your exam discipline on  Stop researching about the FE Exam and start preparing for it! 

A newly designed square semi conductor chip (k = 175 W/m∙K) has a width w = 9 mm on a side and a thickness t = 3 mm. 

The chip is mounted in a substrate such that its side and back surfaces are insulated, while the front surface is exposed to a coolant. 

If 92 W are being dissipated in circuits mounted to the back surface of the chip, what is the steady-state temperature difference between back and front surfaces?

Hint: Does this sound complicated to you? If you do your research, you will find that most FE Exam questions can be solved by using only one formula!  You can pass the exam by just becoming familiar with the basic equations in each topic area.  It's that simple. This is what our book is all about.  Forget theory and over complications used by our professors. It's time to transition to real life.  All of the equations are found in the FE Handbook.  The secret to passing is Problem Recognition (literally). 

Doesn't this problem sound like conduction? This is a basic heat transfer problem. What famous equation uses conduction? The essence of our book describes the importance of knowing the layout of the FE Handbook (since the FE Exam is an open book exam!).  If you haven't already, download the FE Handbook from You have to create an account first.  Now, use the search function (Control -F) on the pdf to look up "conduction".  

What equation do you see?   Yes, it's   that easy!    

Solution:   In the FE Handbook - you will find the equation:

The question is asking for the Temperature Difference, so let's rearrange the equation to find delta T.

The rest is just plug and chug. Be careful though, you need to convert all the mm to m.    

 ΔT=kw2tP= 0.003m⋅ 92W
175 W/m∙K  (.009 m)^2

= 19.47 K

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

2023 FE Exam Practice Test ! (Can you Pass?)


Are you ready for the 2022 FE Exam?  Think you are ready to pass it?  Are you up to the Challenge of trying to solve 6 FE Exam questions? Let's see how well you do. 

This sample set will let you see how the problems are structured in the BOOK and show you examples with detailed step-by-step solutions that reference page numbers from the FE Handbook. It will give you a honest chance to evaluate the practice exams and try it before you buy it. These are basic type FE Exam questions for any discipline - which means, you should know how to work them ! 


Problem Recognition Skills:

The key to passing the FE Exam really comes down to developing problem recognition skills. You'll learn more about this in the BOOK and how to take advantage of it. Also, during the exam, you will learn simply use the search function on the FE Handbook to find the right equation and then solve it. Must problems only require a few steps in order to solve it. Of course, there will be hard problems, but just skip those. Therefore, all you need is a set of solved example problems in each topic area. It’s that simple. 

That is the purpose of this book. Don't worry if you can't solve these problems. You CAN pass this exam - with a little help and encouragement from the book. The first step is just getting started. Many of our customers find us too late and have one - or a few - failed attempts already.  But if you fall into this category, don't worry. It really doesn't matter how many times you failed before.. you only have to be right ONE TIME! You only have to pass this Exam ONE TIME.  

It doesn't matter how many times you win, all that matters is how many times you get knocked down but get back up and try again - because the Law of Averages will tend to go in your favor if you keep trying and never quit. That works in life, passing an exam, working your way up the company ladder, starting an online business, etc. 

Please download the FE Handbook from to use while working these problems. 


Problems 1- 6:


1) The piston of a hydraulic actuator is 1.5 inches diameter and is subject to a hydraulic line pressure of 1500 psi.  Calculate what the cross-sectional area should be (in2) if the design stress for the piston is 20,000 psi:

(A) .132 square inches

(B) .232 Square inches

(C) .332 Square inches

(D) .432 square inches


 (2A newly designed square semi conductor chip (k = 175 W/m∙K) has a width w = 9 mm on a side and a thickness t = 3 mm. 

The chip is mounted in a substrate such that its side and back surfaces are insulated, while the front surface is exposed to a coolant. 

If 92 W are being dissipated in circuits mounted to the back surface of the chip, what is the steady-state temperature difference between back and front surfaces?

3)  An engineering company purchases a piece of machinery that costs $9,000. It has a 10-year life and salvage value of $200.


Find the straight-line depreciation:


(A) $8,120 / yr

(B) $840 / yr

(C) $800 /yr

(D) $880 /yr



4) Calculate the magnitude of the resultant of the 3 forces in the following diagram:



(A) 612 lb

(B) 209 lb

(C) 429 lb

(D) 581 lb


5) The actual air temperature is 25°C and the wet bulb temperature is 19°C. What is the relative humidity?


(A) 58%

(B) 52%

(C) 75%


(D) 5%



6) At one section of its track, a roller coaster travels in a straight line so that its distance, D, from a point on the line after time, t, is D = 10t4 – t3.  Calculate its velocity when time = 3:


(A) 1053

(B) 53

(C) 513

(D) 5031

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