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Engineering Economy

ISBN-10: 0132554909
ISBN-13: 9780132554909
Edition: 15th 2012
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List price: $202.60
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/27/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

Engineering Economy, 15e, is ideal for undergraduate, introductory courses in Engineering Economics. Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up-to-date studies of this vitally important field.

Green Content
Introduction to Engineering Economy
The Principles of Engineering Economy
Engineering Economy and the Design Process
Using Spreadsheets in Engineering Economic Analysis
Cost Concepts and Design Economics
Cost Terminology
The General Economic Environment
Cost-Driven Design Optimization
Present Economy Studies
Case Study���The Economics of Daytime Running Lights
Summary 51 Appendix 2-A Accounting Fundamentals
Cost-Estimation Techniques
An Integrated Approach
Selected Estimating Techniques (Models)
Parametric Cost Estimating
Case Study���Demanufacturing of Computers
The Time Value of Money
Simple Interest
Compound Interest
The Concept of Equivalence
Notation and Cash-Flow Diagrams and Tables
Relating Present and Future Equivalent Values of Single Cash Flows
Relating a Uniform Series (Annuity) to Its Present and Future Equivalent Values
Summary of Interest Formulas and Relationships for Discrete Compounding
Deferred Annuities (Uniform Series)
Equivalence Calculations Involving Multiple Interest Formulas
Uniform (Arithmetic) Gradient of Cash Flows
Geometric Sequences of Cash Flows
Interest Rates that Vary with Time
Nominal and Effective Interest Rates
Compounding More Often than Once per Year
Interest Formulas for Continuous Compounding and Discrete Cash Flows
Case Study���Understanding Economic "Equivalence"
Evaluating a Single Project
Determining the Minimum Attractive Rate of Return (MARR)
The Present Worth Method
The Future Worth Method
The Annual Worth Method
The Internal Rate of Return Method
The External Rate of Return Method
The Payback (Payout) Period Method
Case Study���A Proposed Capital Investment to Improve Process Yield
Summary 211 Appendix 5-A the Multiple Rate of Return Problem with the IRR Method
Comparison and Selection among Alternatives
Basic Concepts for Comparing Alternatives
The Study (Analysis) Period
Useful Lives Are Equal to the Study Period
Useful Lives Are Unequal among the Alternatives
Personal Finances
Case Study���Ned and Larry's Ice Cream Company
Post evaluation of Results
Depreciation and Income Taxes
Depreciation Concepts and Terminology
The Classical (Historical) Depreciation Methods
The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System
A Comprehensive Depreciation Example
Introduction to Income Taxes
The Effective (Marginal) Corporate Income TaxRate
Gain (Loss) on the Disposal of an Asset
General Procedure for Making After-Tax Economic Analyses
Illustration of Computations of ATCFs
Economic Value Added
Price Changes and Exchange Rates
Terminology and Basic Concepts
Fixed and Responsive Annuities
Differential Price Changes
Spreadsheet Application
Foreign Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Concepts
Case Study���Selecting Electric Motors to Power an Assembly Line
Replacement Analysis
Reasons for Replacement Analysis
Factors that Must Be Considered in Replacement Studies
Typical Replacement Problems
Determining the Economic Life of a New Asset (Challenger)
Determining the Economic Life of a Defender
Comparisons in Which the Defender's Useful Life Differs from that of the Challenger
Retirement without Replacement (Abandonment)
After-Tax Replacement Studies
Case Study���Replacement of a Hospital's Emergency Electrical Supply System
Evaluating Projects with the Benefit-Cost Ratio Method
Perspective and Terminology for Analyzing Public Projects
Self-Liquidating Projects
Multiple-Purpose Projects
Difficulties in Evaluating Public-Sector Projects
What Interest Rate Should Be Used for Public Projects?
The Benefit-Cost Ratio Method
Evaluating Independent Projects by B-C Ratios
Comparison of Mutually Exclusive Projects by B-C Ratios
Case Study���Improving a Railroad Crossing
Breakeven and Sensitivity Analysis
Breakeven Analysis
Sensitivity Analysis
Multiple Factor Sensitivity Analysis
Probabilistic Risk Analysis
Sources of Uncertainty
The Distribution of Random Variables
Evaluation of Projects with Discrete Random Variables
Evaluation of Projects with Continuous Random Variables
Evaluation of Risk and Uncertainty by Monte Carlo Simulation
Performing Monte Carlo Simulation with a Computer
Decision Trees
Real Options Analysis
The Capital Budgeting Process
Debt Capital
Equity Capital
The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
Project Selection
Postmortem Review
Budgeting of Capital Investments and Management Perspective
Leasing Decisions
Capital Allocation
Decision Making Considering Multiattributes
Examples of Multiattribute Decisions
Choice of Attributes
Selection of a Measurement Scale
Dimensionality of the Problem
Noncompensatory Models
Compensatory Models
Using Excel to Solve Engineering Economy Problems
Abbreviations and Notation
Interest and Annuity Tables for Discrete Compounding
Interest and Annuity Tables for Continuous Compounding
Standard Normal Distribution
Selected References
Answers to Selected Problems

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