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Contemporary Engineering Economics

Contemporary Engineering Economics - 2nd edition

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ISBN13: 978-0201835984

Chan S. Park

ISBN13: 978-0201835984
ISBN10: 0201835983
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 97
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Features

  • Well-constructed examples help build students' problem-solving skills and confidence
  • Spreadsheets have been integrated as a tool of analysis, focusing on Excel and the author's own tool called EzCash.
  • A wide range of chapter openers, examples, homework problems, and case studies drawn from all Engineering disciplines.

New Features

  • End of chapter questions have been reformatted
  • Most of the chapters will have Engineering-in-Training questions for future review
  • A cleaner and more open design
  • A second color has been added
  • CASH software desciptions have been deleted. New EzCash software for Windows will be available via the Web.
  • The Park Web site will be maintained by the author and will offer updated tax laws as well as the latest links to Internet sites for additional

Table of Contents

1. Engineering Economic Decisions.

Economic Decisions.
Role of Engineers in Business.
Large-Scale Engineering Projects.
Types of Engineering Economic Decisions.
Short-Term Operational Economic Decisions.
Summary.


2. Equivalence and Interest Formulas.

Interest: The Cost of Money.
Economic Equivalence.
Development of Interest Formulas.
Unconventional Equivalence Calculations.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


3. Extending Equivalence to Real World Transactions.

Nominal and Effective Interest Rates.
Equivalence Calculations When Payment Periods and Compounding.
Periods Coincide.
Equivalence Calculations When Payments Periods Differ from Compounding Periods.
Equivalence Calculations with Continuous Payments.
Changing Interest Rates.
Commercial Loan Transactions.
Variable Mortgages.
Investment in Bonds.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


4. Present Worth Analysis.

Describing Project Cash Flows.
Initial Project Screening Method.
Present Worth Analysis.
Variations to PW Analysis.
Comparing Mutually Exclusive Projects.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


5. Annual Equivalent Worth Analysis.

Annual Equivalent Criterion.
Applying Annual Worth Analysis.
Mutually Exclusive Projects.
Design Economics.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


6. Rate of Return Analysis.

Rate of Return.
Computational Methods for Determining i.
Internal Rate of Return Criterion.
Mutually Exclusive Alternatives.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


Appendix 6A:

Computing IRR for Nonsimple Investments.
Predicting Multiple i's.
Net Investment Test.
External Interest Rate for Mixed Investments.
Calculation of Return on Invested Capital.
Summary.
Problems.


7. Depreciation.

Asset Depreciation.
Some Factors of Asset Depreciation.
Book Depreciation Methods.
Tax Depreciation Methods.
Depletion.
Additions or Improvements to Depreciable Assets.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


8. Income Taxes.

Net Income.
Corporate Income Taxes.
Tax Treatment of Gains or Losses for Depreciable Assets.
Income Tax Rate for Economic Analysis.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


9. Developing Project Cash Flows.

Project Proposals and Classifications.
Incremental Cash Flows.
Developing Cash Flow Statements.
Generalized Cash Flow Approach.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


Appendix 9A: Lease Versus Buy Decisions.

General Elements of Leases.
Lease-or-Buy Decision by the Lessee.
The Lessor's Point of View.
Summary.
Problems.


10. Replacement Decisions.

Comparison Between Defender and Challenger.
Economic Service Life.
Replacement Analysis When Required Service is Long.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Problems
Problems.


11. Inflation and Economic Analysis.

The Meaning and Measure of Inflation.
Equivalence Calculation Under Inflation.
Effects of Inflation on Project Cash Flows.
Rate of Return Analysis Under Inflation.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


12. Project Risk and Uncertainty.

Origins of Project Risk.
Methods of Describing Project Risk.
Probability Concepts for Investment Decisions.
Probability Distribution of NPW.
Computer Notes.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


Appendix 12A: Risk Simulation.

Computer Simulation.
Model Building.
Monte Carlo Sampling.
Simulation Output Analysis.
Dependent Random Variables.
Summary.
Problems.


13. Capital Budgeting Decisions.

Methods of Financing.
Cost of Capital.
Choice of Minimum Attractive Rate of Return.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


14. Economic Analyses in the Public Sector.

The Framework of Benefit-Cost Analysis.
Valuation of Benefits and Costs.
Benefit-Cost Ratios.
Analysis of Public Projects Based on Cost-Effectiveness.
Summary.
Self-Test Questions.
Problems.


Appendix A: Interest Factors for Discrete Compounding.
Appendix B: Internet Tool - World Wide Web Site for Contemporary Engineering Economics.


Answers to Self-Test Questions and Selected Problems.

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