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The Best-Selling Book for FE Exam PreparationThe FE Review Manual is the most trusted FE exam preparation book It offers comprehensive coverage of FE exam topics while providing what exam candidates value most integration of equations and variables from the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Supplied-Reference Handbook The FE Review Manual is a complete exam review package in one book Gain a better understanding of key concepts and save prep time by reviewing FE exam topics and NCEES Handbook equations in a single location These equations along with NCEES Handbook figures and tables are distinguished in green text for easy cross-referencing Use the 13 diagnostic exams to identify where you need the most review and improve your problem-solving skills with over 1 200 practice problems You can evaluate your progress by taking the included 4-hour sample exam Look for PPI s new discipline-specific FE review manuals FE Civil Review ManualFE Mechanical Review Manual Entrust your FE exam preparation to the FE Review Manual and get the power to pass the first time guaranteed or we ll refund your purchase price Everything You Need to Succeed Complete FE exam coverage in 54 easy-to-read chapters13 topic-specific diagnostic examsGreen text to... identify equations figures and tables found in the NCEES HandbookOver 1 200 practice problems with step-by-step solutionsSI units throughout4-hour morning session practice examA sample study scheduleA comprehensive easy-to-use indexExam tips and adviceTopics Covered IncludeBiologyChemistryComputers Measurement and ControlsConversion FactorsDynamicsElectric CircuitsEngineering EconomicsEthicsFluid MechanicsMaterials Science Structure of MatterMathematicsMechanics of Materials StaticsThermodynamics and Heat TransferTransport PhenomenaUnits and Fundamental Constants Since 1975 more than 2 million people preparing for their engineering surveying architecture LEED interior design and landscape architecture exams have entrusted their exam prep to PPI For more information visit us at www ppi2pass com more
The new sixth edition of this best-selling introduction to biochemistry maintains the clarity and coherence that so appeals to students whilst incorporating the very latest advances in the field new worked examples and end of chapter problems and an improved artwork programme to highlight key processes and important lessons
A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through What makes elastic stretchy Why does a paper clip bend Why does any material look and behave the way it does These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself A globally-renowned materials scientist Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world In Stuff Matters Miodownik entertainingly examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper He offers a compendium of the most astounding histories and marvelous scientific breakthroughs in the material world including The imprisoned alchemist who saved himself from execution by creating the first European porcelain The hidden gem of the Milky Way a planet five times the size of Earth made entirely of diamond Graphene the thinnest strongest stiffest material in existence only a single atom thick that could be... used to make entire buildings sensitive to touch From the teacup to the jet engine the silicon chip to the paper clip the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants our lives are overflowing with materials Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way more
Sharpen your ASVAB test-taking skills with tips and tests in the book on the CD and now onlineWant to ace the ASVAB The bestselling ASVAB For Dummies Premier PLUS now offers free access to tests online In the book you ll find in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects with complete explanations for every question proficiency exercises and tips to help you pinpoint your weaknesses and hone your test taking skills Inside the book you ll find a companion CD with handy links to helpful information and a gateway to tests online Go online and study wherever and whenever with free access to additional practice tests and over a thousand questions to create customized practice in the subjects you need to study the most From the book go online for free one-year access to Six ASVAB practice tests to sharpen your test-taking skillsOne AFQT practice test to assess enlistment eligibilityCreate your own tests for practice where you really need itFeedback on your progress300 flashcards to improve your vocabularyPacked with practice questions an in-depth view of each of the nine subtests and proven study tips and test taking-tactics ASVAB For Dummies Premier PLUS is the only guide you need to score your best and find your place in the military... CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file but are available for download after purchase more
Many new and revised requirements in the 2014 NEC impact residential commercial and industrial electrical installations The 2014 NFPA 70 NEC covers the latest requirements on electrical wiring and equipment installation issues including minimum provisions for the use of connections voltage markings conductors and cables Chapters address specific circumstances surrounding special occupancies and industrial equipment and machines It also contains specific details on the safe installation and use of communications and signaling conductors The 2014 edition of the NEC has been revised to include important changes such as Expanded AFCI and GFCI protection in homes Continued emphasis on making installations safe for electrical workers Coverage of new methods to distribute low voltage power New approaches toward ensuring safety of photovoltaic PV electric systems Changes to the long-standing voltage thresholds used in the Code Plus hundreds of others that allow for the safe implementation of the latest in electrical system and equipment technology
Much has been written about Neil Armstrong America s modern hero and history s most famous space traveler Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend Jay Barbree Working from 50 years of conversations he had with Neil from notes interviews NASA spaceflight transcripts and remembrances of those Armstrong trusted Barbree writes about Neil s three passions flight family and friends This is the inside story of Neil Armstrong from the time he flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edge of space to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from Earth orbit and then flew Apollo-Eleven to the moon s Sea of Tranquility Together Neil and Jay discussed everything from his love of flying to the war years and of course his time in space The book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time including what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon what life in NASA was like his relationships with the other... astronauts and what he felt the future of space exploration should be As the only reporter to have covered all 166 American astronaut flights and moon landings Jay knows these events intimately Neil Armstrong himself said Barbree is history s most experienced space journalist He is exceptionally well qualified to recall and write the events and emotions of our time Through his friendship with Neil and his dedicated research Barbree brings us the most accurate account of his friend s life of flight the book he planned for twenty years more
the 2014 NEC Handbook from NFPA does much more than bring you up-to-code -- it also explains the reasoning behind NFPA 70 NEC concepts provides real-world examples and gives you the background behind Code revisions so you can work with authority Trust the only NEC Code reference that has it all Complete 2014 NEC text for convenient reference Explanations from experts involved with NEC development First-time commentary on four new articles that expand NEC coverage to address industry needs Commentary on important changes involving AFCIs and GFCIs electrical worker safety and green energy systems Full-color photos and visuals such as schematics floor plans flow charts and cross-sectional graphics Extracted data from other NFPA documents and UL White Book
The definitive story of Amazon com one of the most successful companies in the world and of its driven brilliant founder Jeff Bezos Amazon com started off delivering books through the mail But its visionary founder Jeff Bezos wasn t content with being a bookseller He wanted Amazon to become the everything store offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices To do so he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that s never been cracked Until now Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members giving readers the first in-depth fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon Compared to tech s other elite innovators--Jobs Gates Zuckerberg--Bezos is a private man But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing THE EVERYTHING STORE will be the revealing definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery It was also a land withered by drought and hunger But William had read about windmills and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy electricity and running water His neighbors called him misala crazy but William refused to let go of his dreams With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks some scrap metal tractor parts and bicycle halves and an armory of curiosity and determination he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him
THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR If there is a successor to Make Electronics then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics I ve been anxiously awaiting this update and it was well worth the wait --GeekDad Wired com Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets This hands-on updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough easy-to-follow instructions schematics and illustrations Find out how to select components safely assemble circuits perform error tests and build plug-and-play prototypes Practical Electronics for Inventors Third Edition features all-new chapters on sensors microcontrollers modular electronics and the latest software tools Coverage includes Resistors capacitors inductors and transformers Diodes transistors and integrated circuits Optoelectronics solar cells and phototransistors Sensors GPS modules and touch screens Op amps regulators and power supplies Digital electronics LCD displays and logic gates Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms... including Arduino DC motors RC servos and stepper motors Microphones audio amps and speakers Modular electronics and prototypingmore