Principles of Engineering Economic Analysis 2011

ISBN-10: 1118163834
ISBN-13: 9781118163832
Edition: 6th 2012 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Book details

List price: $189.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.368
Language: English

This concise book provides engineers with the tools to evaluate the cost of their work and convey the project to key decision makers. It follows an integrative approach that arms them with a seven-step Systematic Evaluation and Analysis Technique as well as a strong understanding of cash flows. The new fifth edition has also been expanded from eight to 16 chapters, covering critical topics such as time value of money, measures of worth, depreciation, inflation, and capital rationing. Practicing engineers will be able to apply these principles and techniques to make the most effective economic decisions.

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
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
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
Sum-of-Years-Digits Depreciation
Other Depreciation Methods
Unit of Production Method
Operating Day (Hour) Method
Income Forecast Method
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 Borrow?
Additional Tax Considerations
Timing of Investment versus First Year's Depreciation Charge
Summary
Replacement Analysis
Introduction
Cash Flow Approach
Opportunity Cost Approach
Section 1031 Exchanges
Optimum Replacement Interval
Summary
Inflation Effects
Introduction
Using Indexes to Measure Inflation
Before-Tax Analysis in Inflationary Conditions
After-Tax Analysis in Inflationary Conditions
After-Tax Analysis with Inflation and Borrowed Capital
Summary
Supplementary Analysis
Introduction
Breakeven Analysis
Sensitivity Analysis
Risk Analysis
Summary
Decision Tree Analysis
Economic Analysis In The Public And Regulated Sectors
Introduction - The Nature of Public Projects
Build-Operate-Transfer
Objectives in Public Project Evaluation
Guidelines in Public Sector Evaluation
U.S. Federal Government Guidelines
Using SEAT in Public Sector Evaluations
Benefit-Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Calculations
Important Considerations in Evaluating Public Projects
Introduction - The Revenue Requirements Method
Definition of Terms
Determining the Minimum Revenue Requirement
Showing Equivalence between Revenue Requirement and ATCF Methods
Summary
OMB Circular No. A-94, Revised Table of Contents
Capital Budgeting
Introduction
The Classical Capital Budgeting Problem
Unequal Investment Durations
Capital Budgeting with Divisible Investments
Using Excel to Solve the Capital Budgeting Problem with Divisible Investments
Practical Considerations in Capital Budgeting
Summary
Obtaining And Estimating Cash Flows
Introduction
Cost Terminology
Cost Estimation
General Accounting Principles
Cost Accounting Principles
Summary
Appendixes
Discrete Compound Interest Tables
Single-Sum, Uniform Series, and Gradient Series Interest Factors
Geometric Series Present Worth Interest Factors
Geometric Series Future Worth Interest Factors
Continuous Compound Interest Tables
Single-Sum, Uniform Series, and Gradient Series Interest Factors
Continuous Flow Interest Factors
Answers To Even-Numbered Problems

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