Engineering Economy

ISBN-10: 013028128X
ISBN-13: 9780130281289
Edition: 9th 2001
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Description: For three-semester, sophomore to senior-level courses in Engineering Economy. This text emphasizes the concepts and techniques of analysis useful in evaluating the economic feasibility of engineering systems, projects, and services for decision  More...

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Book details

List price: $197.80
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 637
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

For three-semester, sophomore to senior-level courses in Engineering Economy. This text emphasizes the concepts and techniques of analysis useful in evaluating the economic feasibility of engineering systems, projects, and services for decision purposes. It also familiarizes students with operations and operational feasibility necessary to considerations of the design process. A basic understanding of mathematical modeling in complex operational systems proves essential to a growing number of engineers today.

Preface
Introduction to Engineering Economy
Engineering and Engineering Economy
Engineering and Science
The Bi-Environmental Nature of Engineering
Physical and Economic Efficiency
The Engineering Process
Engineering for Economic Competitiveness
Engineering Economy and the Engineer
Key Points
Questions
Some Economic and Cost Concepts
Concepts of Value and Utility
Consumer and Producer Goods
Economic Aspects of Exchange
Classifications of Cost
Life-Cycle Cost
Interest and Interest Rate
The Time Value of Money
The Earning Power of Money
The Purchasing Power of Money
Key Points
Questions
Interest Formulas and Equivalence
Interest Formulas
Simple and Compound Interest
Describing Cash Flows Over Time
Interest Formulas (Discrete Compounding, Discrete Payments)
Interest-Formula Relationships
Compounding Frequency Considerations
Interest Formulas (Continuous Compounding, Discrete Payments)
Summary of Interest Formulas
Problems
Calculations of Economic Equivalence
The Meaning of Equivalence
Equivalence Calculations Involving a Single Factor
Equivalence Calculations Involving Cash Flows
Principles of Equivalence
Equivalence Calculations with More Frequent Compounding
Equivalence Calculations Involving Bonds
Equivalence Calculations Involving Loans
Equivalence Calculations Involving Working Capital
Key Points
Problems
Equivalence Involving Inflation
Measures of Inflation and Deflation
The Inflation Rate
Considering the Effects of Inflation
Analyzing Inflation in Investments
Key Points
Problems
Economic Analysis of Alternatives
Bases for Comparison of Alternatives
Present Worth
Annual Equivalent
Future Worth
Internal Rate of Return
Payback Period
Capitalized Equivalent Amount
Capital Recovery with Return
Project Balance
Key Points
Problems
Decision Making Among Alternatives
Types of Investment Proposals
Forming Mutually Exclusive Alternatives
Elements of Decision Criteria
Present Worth on Incremental Investment
IRR on Incremental Investment
Comparisons Based on Total Investment
Comparing Alternatives with Unequal Lives
Key Points
Problems
Evaluating Production Operations
Characteristics of Production Operations
Break-Even Analysis
Operation and Production Decisions
Economic Operation of Equipment
Models for Procurement Operations
Key Points
Problems
Evaluating Replacement Alternatives
The General Nature of Replacement Analysis
Describing Replacement Alternatives
Replacement Analysis for Unequal Lives
The Economic Life of an Asset
Replacement Assumptions and Decisions
Retirement or Abandonment Decisions
Examples of Replacement Problems
Key Points
Problems
Evaluating Public Activities
General Welfare Aim of Government
The Nature of Public Activities
Financing Public Activities
Public Activities and Engineering Economy
Benefit-Cost Analysis
Identifying Benefits, Disbenefits, and Costs
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Key Points
Questions and Problems
Accounting, Depreciation, and Income Taxes
Accounting and Depreciation Accounting
General Accounting
Cost Accounting
Depreciation
Accounting for the Depreciation of Capital Assets
Basic Depreciation Methods
Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
Units-of-Production Depreciation
Depletion
Key Points
Questions and Problems
Income Taxes in Economic Analysis
Relation of Income Taxes to Profit
Federal Income Tax for Corporations
Effective Income-Tax Rates
Interest and Income Taxes
Depreciation and Income Taxes
Gain or Loss on Disposition of Depreciable Assets
Tax Credits
Depletion and Income Taxes
Calculating After-Tax Cash Flows
Evaluation of Financing Methods Using After-Tax Cash Flows
Capital Gains in After-Tax Cash Flows
Inflation and its Effects on After-Tax Flows
After-Tax Analysis of Replacements
Key Points
Problems
Estimates, Risk, and Uncertainty
Estimating Economic Elements
The Elements to Be Estimated
Cost Estimating Methods
Adjustment of Cost Data
Cost-Estimating Relationships
Estimating and Allocating Indirect Costs
Accounting Data in Estimating
Judgment in Estimating
Key Points
Questions and Problems
Estimates and Decision Making
An Example Decision Based upon Estimates
Allowances for Uncertainty in Estimates
Considering a Range of Estimates
Sensitivity Analysis
Key Points
Questions and Problems
Decisions Under Risk and Uncertainty
Criteria for Decisions Under Risk
Expected-Value Decision Making
Expectation Variance Decision Making
Monte Carlo Analysis
Decision Trees in Decision Making
Decisions Under Uncertainty
Key Points
Problems
Decisions Involving Multiple Criteria
Multiple Criteria Considerations
Direct Ranking Methods
Systematic Elimination Methods
Weighting Methods of Evaluation
Decision Evaluation Display
Decision Evaluation Display Examples
Summary: Making the Decision
Key Points
Questions and Problems
Appendices
Interest Factors for Discrete Compounding
Effective Interest Rates Corresponding to Nominal Rate r
Selected References
Index

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