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Engineering Economic Analysis

ISBN-10: 0199778124
ISBN-13: 9780199778126
Edition: 11th
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List price: $120.00
Edition: 11th
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

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

Making Economic Decisions
A Sea of Problems
Simple Problems
Intermediate Problems
Complex Problems
The Role of Engineering Economic Analysis
Examples of Engineering Economic Analysis
The Decision-Making Process
Rational Decision Making
Engineering Decision Making for Current Costs
Engineering Costs And Cost Estimating
Engineering Costs
Fixed, Variable, Marginal, and Average Costs
Sunk Costs
Opportunity Costs
Recurring and Nonrecurring Costs
Incremental Costs
Cash Costs Versus Book Costs
Life-Cycle Costs
Cost Estimating
Types of Estimate
Difficulties in Estimation
Estimating Models
Per-Unit Model
Segmenting Model
Cost Indexes
Power-Sizing Model
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
A Prescription for Success
Computing Cash Flows
Time Value of Money
Simple Interest
Compound Interest
Repaying a Debt
Difference in Repayment Plans
Equivalence Is Dependent on Interest Rate
Single Payment Compound Interest Formulas
Nominal and Effective Interest
Continuous Compounding
Single Payment Interest Factors: Continuous Compounding
Equivalence For Repeated Cash Flows
Uniform Series Compound Interest Formulas
Expanded Factors as Calculator Functions
Cash Flows that Do Not Match Basic Patterns
Economic Equivalence Viewed as a Moment Diagram
Relationships Between Compound Interest Factors
Single Payment
Uniform Series
Arithmetic Gradient
Derivation of Arithmetic Gradient Factors
Reality and the Assumed Uniformity of A, G, and g.
Geometric Gradient
Compounding Period and Payment Period Differ
Spreadsheets for Economic Analysis
Spreadsheet Annuity Functions for Cash Flow Tables
Spreadsheet Block Functions
Using Spreadsheets for Basic Graphing
Present Worth Analysis
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
Economic Criteria
Applying Present Worth Techniques
Useful Lives Equal the Analysis Period
Useful Lives Different from the Analysis Period
Infinite Analysis Period: Capitalized Cost
Multiple Alternatives
Bond Pricing
Spreadsheets and Present Worth
Annual Cash Flow Analysis
Lowest Prices on the Net! Buy Now!
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 of Alternative Lives
Analysis Period for a Continuing Requirement
Infinite Analysis Period: Capitalized Cost
Multiple Alternatives
Using Spreadsheets to Analyze Loans
Building an Amortization Schedule
How Much to Interest? How Much to Principal?
Finding the Balance Due on a Loan
Pay off Debt Sooner by Increasing Payments
Rate Of Return Analysis
Bar Codes Give a Number; RFID Codes Tell A Story
Internal Rate of Return
Calculating Rate of Return
Plot of NPW versus Interest Rate
Interest Rates When There are Fees or Discounts
Loans and Investments are Everywhere
Incremental Analysis
Present Worth Analysis
Analysis Period
Spreadsheets and Rate of Return Analysis
Difficulties in Solving for an Interest Rate
Why Multiple Solutions Can Occur
Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR)
Choosing the Best Alternative
Tapping Into Geometry
Incremental Analysis
Graphical Solutions
Elements in Comparing Mutually Exclusive Alternatives
Doing a Set of Incremental Challenger-Defender Comparisons
Choosing an Analysis Method
Spreadsheets and Goal Seek
Other Analysis Techniques
Clean, Green, and Far Between
Future Worth Analysis
Benefit-Cost Ratio Analysis
Variations on the Theme of Benefit-Cost Ratio
Payback Period
Sensitivity and Breakeven Analysis
Graphing with Spreadsheets for Sensitivity and Breakeven Analysis
Doing What-If Analysis with Spreadsheets
Uncertainty In Future Events
They Only Thought They Were Done
Estimates and Their Use in Economic Analysis
A Range of Estimates
Joint Probability Distributions
Expected Value
Economic Decision Trees
Risk Versus Return
Real Options
Depreciation and Competitiveness
Basic Aspects of Depreciation
Deterioration and Obsolescence
Depreciation and Expenses
Types of Property
Depreciation Calculation Fundamentals
Historical Depreciation Methods
Straight-Line Depreciation
Sum-of-Years'-Digits Depreciation
Declining Balance Depreciation
Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
Cost Basis and Placed-in-Service Date
Property Class and Recovery Period
Percentage Tables
Where MACRS Percentage Rates (rt ) Come From
MACRS Method Examples
Comparing MACRS and Historical Methods
Depreciation and Asset Disposal
Unit-of-Production Depreciation
Cost Depletion
Percentage Depletion
Spreadsheets and Depreciation
Using VDB for MACRS
Income Taxes
On With the Wind
A Partner in the Business
Calculation of Taxable Income
Taxable Income of Individuals
Classification of Business Expenditures
Taxable Income of Business Firms
Income Tax Rates
Individual Tax Rates
Corporate Tax Rates
Combined Federal and State Income Taxes
Selecting an Income Tax Rate for Economy Studies
Economic Analysis Taking Income Taxes into Account
Capital Gains and Losses for Nondepreciated Assets
Investment Tax Credit
Estimating the After-Tax Rate of Return
After-Tax Cash Flows and Spreadsheets
Replacement Analysis
The Replacement Problem
Replacement Analysis Decision Map
Minimum Cost Life of a New Asset --- the Challenger
Do We Have Marginal Cost Data For the Defender?
Are These Marginal Costs Increasing?
Replacement Analysis Technique 1: Defender Marginal Costs Can Be Computed and Are Increasing
Replacement Repeatability Assumptions
Replacement Analysis Technique 2: Defender Marginal Costs Can Be Computed and Are Not Increasing
Replacement Analysis Technique 3: When Defender Marginal Cost Data Are Not Available
Complications in Replacement Analysis
Defining Defender and Challenger First Costs
Repeatability Assumptions Not Acceptable
A Closer Look at Future Challengers
After-Tax Replacement Analysis
Marginal Costs on an After-Tax Basis
Minimum Cost Life Problems
Spreadsheets and Replacement Analysis
Inflation And Price Change
The Athabasca Oil Sands
Meaning and Effect of Inflation
How Does Inflation Happen?
Definitions for Considering Inflation in Engineering Economy
Analysis in Constant Dollars Versus Then-Current Dollars
Price Change with Indexes
What Is a Price Index?
Composite Versus Commodity Indexes
How to Use Price Indexes in Engineering Economic Analysis
Cash Flows That Inflate at Different Rates
Different Inflation Rates per Period
Inflation Effect on After-Tax Calculations
Using Spreadsheets for Inflation Calculations
Selection Of A Minimum Attractive Rate Of Return
BP Goes to Russia
Sources of Capital
Money Generated from the Firm's Operation
External Sources of Money
Choice of Source of Funds
Cost of Funds
Cost of Borrowed Money
Cost of Capital
Inflation and the Cost of Borrowed Money
Investment Opportunities
Opportunity Cost
Selecting a Minimum Attractive Rate of Return
Adjusting MARR to Account for Risk and Uncertainty
Representative Values of MARR Used in Industry
Capital Budgeting or Selecting the Best Projects
Spreadsheets, Cumulative Investments, and the Opportunity Cost of Capital
Economic Analysis In The Public Sector
From Waste to Power and Money
Investment Objective
Viewpoint for Analysis
Selecting an Interest Rate
No Time-Value-of-Money Concept
Cost of Capital Concept
Opportunity Cost Concept
Recommended Concept
The Benefit-Cost Ratio
Incremental Benefit-Cost Analysis
Elements of the Incremental Benefit-Cost Ratio Method
Other Effects of Public Projects
Project Financing
Project Duration
Quantifying and Valuing Benefits and Disbenefits
Project Politics
Accounting And Engineering Economy
The Two Faces of ABB
The Role of Accounting
Accounting for Business Transactions
The Balance Sheet
Financial Ratios Derived from Balance Sheet Data
The Income Statement
Financial Ratios Derived from Income Statement Data
Linking the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Capital Transactions
Traditional Cost Accounting
Direct and Indirect Costs
Indirect Cost Allocation
Problems with Traditional Cost Accounting
Other Problems to Watch For
Introduction to Spreadsheets
The Elements of a Spreadsheet
Defining Variables in a Data Block
Copy Command
Time Value of Money (TVM) Calculators
Notation for TVM Calculators
Examples with TVM Calculators and Tabulated Factors
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination Problems

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