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Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Mechanical Engineering books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Basics of Mechanical Engineering (2007)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedBasics of Mechanical Engineering systematically develops the concepts and principles essential for understanding engineering thermodynamics, mechanics and strength of materials. This book is meant for first year B.Tech students of various technical universities. It will also be helpful for candidates preparing for various competitive examinations. In Basics of Mechanical Engineering Each chapter includes problems selected from university examination papers and question banks. Exhaustive question bank on theory problems at the end of each chapter. Includes all supplementary material required by the students like steam…
Author(s): R K Singal , Mridul Singal , et al.

2. Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design (1901)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & Ranked*****International edition ***** SIE edition ****SI units…
Author(s): Keith Nisbett

3. The Beginner’s Guide to Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (2013)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedThe Beginner’s Guide to Engineering series is designed to provide a very simple, non-technical introduction to the fields of engineering for people with no experience in the fields.Each book in the series focuses on introducing the reader to the various concepts in the fields of engineering conceptually rather than mathematically.These books are a great resource for high school students that are considering majoring in one of the engineering fields, or for anyone else that is curious about engineering but has no background in the field.Books in the series:1. The Beginner’s Guide to Engineering: Chemical Engineering2. The…
Author(s): Mark Huber

4. FE Mechanical Practice Problems (2014)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedFE Mechanical Practice Problems offers comprehensive practice for the NCEES FE Electrical and Computer exam. FE Mechanical Practice Problems features include:…
Author(s): Lindeburg PE, Michael R.

5. An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (2016)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedGain insight into today’s ever-emerging field of mechanical engineering as you develop an appreciation for how engineers design the hardware that builds and improves societies around the world. AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 4E is an ideal resource during your first or second year of your mechanical engineering program. It’s also a useful tool if you are pursuing a closely related field. The book balances timely treatments of technical problem-solving skills, design, engineering analysis, and modern technology to provide the solid mechanical engineering foundation you…
Author(s): Jonathan Wickert, Kemper Lewis

6. Basic Machines and How They Work (1971)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedThis revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics. Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral,…
Author(s): Naval Education And Training Program

7. Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 5th Ed (2019)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedGet your PE Mechanical Study Schedule and PE Mechanical Reference Manual index at ppi2pass.com/downloads.. Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam consolidates the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual. You will maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips.This book’s extensive index quickly directs you to desired equations, figures, and tables. You can find what you need without wading through paragraphs of descriptive text or solved problems. The Quick…
Author(s): Lindeburg PE, Michael R.

8. Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design (in SI Units) (2015)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback Publisher: MHE; 10th edition (2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 9814595284 ISBN-13: 978-9814595285 Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.5 x 10 inches Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #856,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett

9. Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists (2010)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedIn Making Things Move, you’ll learn how to build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects–from art installations to toys to labor-saving devices. The projects include a drawing machine, a mini wind turbine, a mousetrap powered car, and more, but the applications of the examples are limited only by your imagination. A breadth of topics is covered ranging from how to attach couplers and shafts to a motor, to converting between rotary and linear motion. Each chapter features photographs, drawings, and screenshots of the components and systems involved. Emphasis is placed on using…
Author(s): Dustyn Roberts

10. Engineers’ Practical Databook: A Technical Reference Guide for Students and Professionals (2018)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedThis databook is an essential handbook for every engineering student or professional.Engineers’ Practical Databook provides a concise and useful source of up-to-date essential formula, charts, and data for the student or practising engineer, technologist, applied mathematician or undergraduate scientist. Unlike almost all other engineering handbooks out there, this one doesn’t package itself as a heavy, expensive or cumbersome textbook, and doesn’t contain any preamble or lengthy chapters of ‘filler’ material. You will find value cover-to-cover with all the essential formula, charts, and materials…
Author(s): Jay Smith

11. Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Ed (Comprehensive Practice for the Mechanical Pe Exam) (2013)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedPractice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam contains over 850 problems designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual. Over 300 new stand-alone, multiple-choice problems are designed to be solved in six-minute or less. These demonstrate the format of the NCEES Mechanical PE exam, and focus on individual engineering concepts. The remaining 550 problems are longer and more complex, challenging your skills in identifying and applying related engineering concepts. "A…
Author(s): Lindeburg PE, Michael R.

12. FE Review Manual: Rapid Preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, 3rd Ed (2010)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedMichael R. Lindeburg PE’s FE Review Manual, 3rd Edition offers complete review for the FE exam. This book is part of comprehensive learning management systems designed to help you pass the FE exam the first time.FE Review Manual, 3rd Edition features include: Select your discipline below and see the details of our complete learning management systems. It has been brought to our attention that counterfeit PPI books have been circulating. Counterfeit books have missing material as well as incorrect and outdated content.While we are actively working to resolve…
Author(s): Michael R. Lindeburg

13. People Skills for Engineers (2018)

 Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & RankedMost engineers do not receive adequate people skills training in school or on the job. As a result, . People Skills for Engineers was created specifically to fill this training gap. : Failings with people can negatively impact even the most talented engineer. Drawing on more than sixteen years of experience working alongside other engineers, Tony Munson provides a foundational set of people skills every engineer should possess in order to avoid–and resolve–relational problems before they have a chance to impact your personal effectiveness. These…
Author(s): Tony Munson

Best Mechanical Engineering Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics and Simulations, Volume-II: Nano to Macro

Author(s): Sandip Kumar Saha, Mousumi Mukherjee
ID: 2815322, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 33 Mb, Format: pdf

Advances in Mechanical Processing and Design: Select Proceedings of ICAMPD 2019

Author(s): Prita Pant, Sushil K. Mishra, Purna, Chandra Mishra
ID: 2826774, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf

Advances in Manufacturing Processes: Select Proceedings of RAM 2020

Author(s): Harshit K. Dave, Dumitru Nedelcu
ID: 2831443, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 22 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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