Engineering Economy / Edition 12

Engineering Economy / Edition 12

by William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, James Luxhoj
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130673382

ISBN-13: 9780130673381

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This best-selling book 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…  See more details below

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This best-selling book 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.

Features:

  • NEW -- More design economics problems and cost estimating.
  • NEW -- A full chapter on Communicating Engineering Economy Study Results. Provides students with tips on how to "sell" their projects to decision-makers in management.
  • NEW -- Global issues are discussed in terms of exchange rate problems.
  • NEW -- Deflation effects on project economics highlighted.
  • NEW -- New and updated end-of-chapter problems.
  • NEW -- Test Companion Website www.prenhall.com/sullivan. Devoted to electronic media that supports engineering economy courses.
  • NEW -- Student portfolios. Offers suggestions for creating and using student portfolios to facilitate integrated learning of topics in engineering economy.
  • NEW -- Economic Value Added. Uses an after-tax cash flow analysis to explain the concept of "economic value added."
  • NEW -- Cost of capital. Explains the cost of equity and debt capital as well as the weighted average cost of capital and its relationship to rate of return concepts.
  • Real-world engineering economy analysis methodology.
  • Case studies demonstrate the integrated application of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology used by engineers in typical, real-world situations.
  • Cost estimating, design economics, and electronic spreadsheets.
  • Capital investments. Examines the theoretical and practical aspects of selecting among capital investments.
  • Internet-accessible electronic spreadsheets. Provides approximately 50 basic templates for all major topics in the text and summarizes formulas and key concepts.
  • Examples. Allows to students to more readily understand concepts and reinforces learning.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130673381
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IFundamentals of Engineering Economy1
Ch. 1Introduction to Engineering Economy2
Ch. 2Cost Concepts and Design Economics23
Ch. 3Money-Time Relationships and Equivalence70
Pt. IIBasic Topics in Engineering Economy149
Ch. 4Applications of Money-Time Relationships150
Ch. 5Comparing Alternatives197
Ch. 6Depreciation and Income Taxes253
Ch. 7Cost Estimation Techniques313
Ch. 8Price Changes and Exchange Rates368
Ch. 9Replacement Analysis406
Ch. 10Dealing with Uncertainty447
Pt. IIIAdditional Topics in Engineering Economy483
Ch. 11Evaluating Projects with the Benefit-Cost-Ratio Method484
Ch. 12Engineering Economy Studies in Investor-Owned Utilities519
Ch. 13Probabilistic Risk Analysis540
Ch. 14Capital Financing and Allocation586
Ch. 15Dealing with Multiattributed Decisions618
Pt. IVAppendixes641
AAccounting and Its Relationship to Engineering Economy642
BAbbreviations and Notation660
CInterest and Annuity Tables for Discrete Compounding665
DInterest and Annuity Tables for Continuous Compounding684
EStandardized Normal Distribution Function688
F: Selected References691
G: Answers to Problems695
Index708

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