Principles of Engineering Economic Analysis

ISBN-10: 0470113960
ISBN-13: 9780470113967
Edition: 5th 2010
List price: $199.95
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Description: Emerging from their experience of over 40 years dedicated to teaching engineering economic analysis, the authors of this book give a concise presentation of core economic principles and also the techniques for analysing economic investment  More...

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Book details

List price: $199.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

Emerging from their experience of over 40 years dedicated to teaching engineering economic analysis, the authors of this book give a concise presentation of core economic principles and also the techniques for analysing economic investment alternatives.

Preface
Engineering Economic Analysis
Introduction
Time Value of Money
Ten Principles of Engineering Economic Analysis
Systematic Economic Analysis Technique (SEAT)
When the Time Value of Money Need Not Be Considered
Summary
Time Value Of Money
Introduction
Cash Flow Diagrams
Simple Interest Calculations
Compound Interest Calculations
Multiple Compounding Periods in a Year
When Compounding and Cash Flow Frequencies Differ
Special and Limiting Cases of Time Value of Money Factors
Summary
Appendix
A Continuous Compound Interest Calculations (brief treatment)
Discrete Cash Flows
Continuous Cash Flows
Borrowing, Lending, And Investing
Introduction
Four Methods of Repaying Loans
Which Repayment Method Is Best for the Borrower?
Real Estate Investment
Interest Payments and Principal Payments
Retirement Planning
Equivalence and Indifference
Purchasing and Selling Bonds
Variable Interest Rates
Summary
Establishing The Planning Horizon And The Minimum Attractive Rate Of Return
Introduction
Choosing the Planning Horizon
Specifying the Minimum Attractive Rate of Return
Summary
Present Worth Analysis
Introduction
Comparing Alternatives
Present Worth: Single Alternative
Present Worth: Multiple Alternatives
Present Worth: "One Shot" Investments
Discounted Payback Period: Single Alternative
Discounted Payback Period: Multiple Alternatives
Capitalized Worth: Single Alternative
Capitalized Worth: Multiple Alternatives
Summary
Future Worth Analysis
Introduction
Future Worth: Single Alternative
Future Worth: Multiple Alternatives
Maximizing the Investment Portfolio
More on Unequal Lives
Summary
Annual Worth Analysis
Introduction
Annual Worth: Equal Lives
Annual Worth: Multiple Alternatives
Least Common Multiple of Lives Assumption
Unequal Lives Re-Visited
Capital Recovery Cost
Summary
Rate Of Return Analysis
Introduction
Internal Rate of Return: Single Alternative
Internal Rate of Return: Multiple Alternatives
External Rate of Return: Single Alternative
External Rate of Return: Multiple Alternatives
Analyzing Alternatives with No Positive Cash Flows
Summary
Appendix
A Modified Internal Rate of Return
Single Alternative
Multiple Alternatives
Depreciation Methods
Introduction
Background on Depreciation Accounting
Straight Line Depreciation (SLN)
Declining Balance and Double Declining Balance Depreciation (DB and DDB)
Switching from DDB to SLN with VDB
Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
Comparison of Depreciation Methods
Summary
Appendix
A Sum-of-Years-Digits Depreciation
Appendix
B Other Depreciation Methods
Unit of Production Method
Operating Day (Hour) Method
Income Forecast Method
Appendix
C Depletion
After-Tax Economic Analysis
Introduction
Tax Concepts
Corporate Income Taxes
After-Tax Cash Flow without Borrowing
After-Tax Comparison of Alternatives
After-Tax Cash Flows with Borrowing
How Much Money Should a Company Borro

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