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Engineering Economic Analysis

ISBN-10: 0195168070
ISBN-13: 9780195168075
Edition: 9th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: This book is designed for the standard Engineering Economy course, commonly taught in Industrial Engineering departments and required of most engineering majors. The text focuses on financial and economic decision making for engineering projects,  More...

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List price: $105.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

This book is designed for the standard Engineering Economy course, commonly taught in Industrial Engineering departments and required of most engineering majors. The text focuses on financial and economic decision making for engineering projects, with an emphasis on problem solving, resource allocation, and the time value of money. The pioneering book in Engineering Economy, this text is respected for its approachable writing style and practical emphasis.

Donald G. Newnan is an Emeritus Professor at San Jose State University. Jerome P. Lavelle is Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University. Ted G. Eschenbach is a consultant and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Compound Interest Equations
Economic Criteria
Preface
Making Economic Decisions
A Sea of ProblemsSimple Problems
Intermediate Problems
Complex Problems
The Role of Engineering Economic Analysis
Examples of Engineering Economic Analysis
The Decision-Making Process
Rational Decision Making
Recognize Problem
Define the Goals
Assemble Relevant
Data
Identify Feasible Alternatives
Select the Criterion
Construct a Model;Predict Each Alternative''s Outcomes
Choose the Best Alternative
Audit theResults
Engineering Decision Making
Engineering Costs And Cost Estimating
Engineering CostsFixed, Variable, Marginal, and Average Costs
Sunk Costs
Opportunity Costs
Recurring and Non-recurring Costs
Incremental Costs
Cash Costs versus BookCosts
Life-cycle CostsCost Estimating
Types of Estimates
Difficulties in Estimation
One-of-a-kind Estimates
Timeand Effort Available
Estimator Expertise
Estimating ModelsPer Unit Model
Segmenting Model
Cost Indexes
Power Sizing Model;Triangulation
Improvement and the Learning Curve
Estimating Benefits
Cash Flow Diagrams
Categories of Cash Flows
Drawing a Cash Flow Diagram
Drawing Cash Flow
Diagrams with a Spreadsheet
Interest And Equivalence
Computing Cash Flows
Time Value of Money
Simple Interest
Repaying a Dept
Equivalence
Difference in Repayment Plans
Equivalence is Dependent on Interest Rate
Application of Equivalence Calculations
Single Payment Compound Interest Formulas
More Interest Formulas
Uniform Series Compound Interest Formulas
Relationships Between Compound Interest Factors
Single Payment
Uniform Series
Arithmetic Gradient
Derivation of Arithmetic Gradient Factors
Geometric Gradient
Nominal And Effective Interest
Continuous Compounding
Single Payment Interest Factors
Uniform Payment Series
Continuous, Uniform
Cash Flow
Spreadsheets for Economic Analysis
Spreadsheet Annuity Functions
Spreadsheet Block Functions
Basic Graphin UsingSpreadsheets
Present Worth Analysis
Economic Criteria
Applying Present Worth Techniques
Useful Lives Equal the Analysis Period
Net Present Worth
Useful LivesDifferent from the Analyis Period
Infinite Analysis Period--Capitalized Cost
Multiple Alternatives
Assumptions in Solving Economic Analysis Problems
End-of-year Convention
Viewpoint of Economic Analysis Studies
Sunk Costs
Borrowed Money Viewpoint
Effect of Inflation and Deflation
Income Taxes
Spreadsheets and Present Worth
Annual Cash Flow Analysis
Annual Cash Flow Calculations
Resolving a Present Cost to an Annual Cost
Treatment of Salvage Value
Annual Cash Flow Analysis
Analysis Period
Analysis Period Equal to Alternative Lives
Analysis Period a Common Multiple ofAlternative Lives
Analysis Period for a Continuing Requirement
Infinite
Analysis Period
Some Other Analysis Period
Using Spreadsheets to Analyze Loans
Building an Amortization Schedule
How Much to Interest?
How much to Principal?
Finding the Balance Due on a Loan
Payoff Debt Sooner by Increasing Payments
Rate Of Return Analysis
Internal Rate of Return
Calculating Rate of Return
Plot of NPW vs. Interest Rate irRate of Return Analysis
Analysis Period Spreadsheets and Rate of Return Analysis
A Difficulties Solving For An Interest Rate
Converting a Cash Flow to a Mathematical Equation
Cash Flow Rule of SignsZero Sign Changes
One Sign Change
Two or More Sign Changes
What theDifficulties Mean
External Interest Rate
Resolving Multiple Rate of Return Problems
A Further Look at the theComputation of Rate of Return
Incremental Analysis
Graphical Solutions
Incremental Rate of Return Analysis
Elements in Incremental Rate of Return Analysis
Incremental Analysis Where There are Unlimited Alternatives
Present Worth Analysis With Benefit-Cost Graphs
Choosing an Analysis Method
Spreadsheets and Incremental Analysis
Other Analysis Techniques
Future Worth Analysis
Benefit-Cost Ratio Analysis
Continuous Alternatives
Payback Period
Sensitivity and Breakeven Analysis
Graphing with Spreadsheets for Sensitivity and Breakeven Analysis
Depreciation
Basic Aspects of DepreciationDeterio

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