I did this the month before my review class started, helped me find what's in the manual too before I got into the heavy duty working of problems during my review class for hours on end. They also cover all kinds of obscure topics that have a low probability of being on the exam. Would I be okay to use the 14th Edition for the April Exam or should I buy the 15th Edition? The extensive index contains thousands of entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so you can find the topics referenced no matter how you search. About the Author: Michael R. However, I doubt there is much difference between 14-15 Editions. He is especially famous for his easy and u-view writing skills.
Essentially an interest free loan. Bottom line here: Know what's in the book and where to find it. Make extra sure you bring earplugs. You might be reading this book long after it was published. Since 1975, he has authored more than 40 engineering reference and exam preparation books. I used a combination of heavy duty tabs with paper inserts and the sticky flags. Some problems on here are recommended as an hour to solve them.
He is a ex-student of Stanford University. It also pairs with the Practice Problems quite well. This may have been asked several times, but I never saw the question is there a major difference between editions? Till now he has authored more than 30 engineering books. On another note, I work in Baton Rouge, and I've heard bad things from coworkers about the venue in New Orleans. You'll be the only one taking the test tomorrow who brings in a snack bag of bacon to snack on during the exam. Since 1975, he has authored more than 35 engineering reference and exam preparation books.
Just make sure you get the latest errata for 14th Ed. The exam is a breadth and depth examination. Would I be okay to use the 14th Edition for the April Exam or should I buy the 15th Edition? My employer paid for mine and this was not a widely known benefit at that job , so see if your employer will cover a course for you. Once you pass your exam, the Civil Engineering Reference Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your civil engineering career. That being said, I am not amused by the Masonry section from this book. I attempted to work through many of the practice problems, but continually found them to be outside of the realm of the exam formatting and as such were unhelpful I took the book with me to the exam on the off chance I couldn't find what I was looking for in any of my other reference materials, but honestly did not open this book at all.
I wrote in a few equations that I picked up when I was still at school mostly just simplified versions. The use of consistent nomenclature makes it easy to cross-reference concepts among chapters. He is closely related to teaching since 1975 and more than thusand civil engineering students passed various civil engineering related degree following his books and lectures. Wrong formulas include the Hazen Williams friction head equation, transportation equations, run off flow, etc. Depth modules include: Construction, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation and Water Resources and Environmental. I was even able to answer several questions by using the index. So the raise would take affect officially but for one year the 2k would be withheld.
Start studying right away with free Self-Paced lectures while you wait for the Instructor-Led course to begin. A new Civil Engineering Reference Manual will be published in November. I had read that the updates in the newer versions are more applicable to the construction sections. You may also consider printing an extra copy of the index as that may save you time. I'm not even planning to touch backmatter in my proper manual.
The extensive index contains thousands of entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so you ll find what you re looking for no matter how you search. You should always get the latest edition, if feasible. I'd recommend getting the index in a separate 3-ring binder. So yes, you'll be able to get by with an older edition. I decided not to take a chance and just bought the newest edition 12th for me.
That said, this is still your best option for getting as many practice problems in as many fields as possible, since buying the 6 minute solutions for each of the 5 fields will really hurt your wallet. The course focuses on fast learning of fundamentals and working on exam-style review questions. All essential topics in geotechnical, transportation, structural, construction, environmental, and water resources fields that appear on the exam are covered. Then I'll try that new Indian restaurant that just opened. I've heard a significant number of test takers suggest printing out the index and appendices to the manual and bind them up to bring to the exam separately. Since that's what I did.
But thanks for the advice! Do not stop studying until the exam. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. A lot of formulas were wrong, which caused me to me fail the exam. Just make sure you are familiar with it. Search Tips Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. 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. Updates include expanded topic coverage, reformulated example problems, and hundreds of new index entries.