Engineering Economy

Hardcover | February 22, 2011

byLeland Blank, Anthony Tarquin

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Engineering Economy, 7th edition, presents a crisp, bold new design using color, highlighting and icons to focus on important concepts, terms, equations and decision guidelines. There are new features, new topics (such as ethics and staged decision making), and new online tools; yet no compromise on coverage, examples, or the well-accepted writing style of this popular text. The preface provides an overview of What’s New and graphically depicts resources for Instructors and Students. Solved examples, problems and case studies target many of the current engineering challenges in areas such as energy, ethics, the environment, and the world’s changing economics. Approximately eighty percent of the end-of-chapter problems are revised or new for this edition.

Some of the outstanding pedagogical characteristics of this new edition include its easy-to-read writing style, learning outcomes for each section, progressive examples used throughout a chapter, solved examples using manual and integrated spreadsheet solutions, updated case studies, Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam questions for each chapter, and numerous new end-of-chapter exercises.

A significant new feature is the availability of brief, downloadable online presentations (podcasts) that incorporate voice-over, animated Power Point slides. These are available on the text’s website for students and instructors to utilize as support tools in or outside the classroom. Each module includes descriptive material and worked examples that supplement course material.

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Engineering Economy, 7th edition, presents a crisp, bold new design using color, highlighting and icons to focus on important concepts, terms, equations and decision guidelines. There are new features, new topics (such as ethics and staged decision making), and new online tools; yet no compromise on coverage, examples, or the well-acce...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.2 × 8.5 × 1.2 inPublished:February 22, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073376302

ISBN - 13:9780073376301

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Table of Contents

Learning Stage 1 -- The Fundamentals

Chapter 1: Foundations of Engineering Economy

Chapter 2: Factors: How Time and Interest Affect Money

Chapter 3: Combining Factors and Spreadsheet Functions

Chapter 4: Nominal and Effective Interest Rates

Learning Stage 2 -- Basic Analysis Tools

Chapter 5: Present Worth Analysis

Chapter 6: Annual Worth Analysis

Chapter 7: Rate of Return Analysis: One Project

Chapter 8: Rate of Return Analysis: Multiple Alternatives

Chapter 9: Benefit/Cost Analysis and Public Sector Economics

Learning Stage 2 Epilogue-Selecting the Basic Analysis Tool

Learning Stage 3 -- Making Decisions

Chapter 10: Project Financing and Non-economic Attributes

Chapter 11: Replacement and Retention Decisions

Chapter 12: Independent Projects With Budget Limitation

Chapter 13: Breakeven and Payback Analysis

Learning Stage 4 -- Rounding Out the Study

Chapter 14: Effects of Inflation

Chapter 15: Cost Estimation and Indirect Cost Allocation

Chapter 16: Depreciation Methods

Chapter 17: After-Tax Economic Analysis

Chapter 18: Sensitivity Analysis and Expected Value Decisions

Chapter 19: More on Variation and Decision Making Under Risk

Appendix A: Using Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel

Appendix B: Basics of Accounting Reports and Business Ratios

Appendix C: Code of Ethics for Engineers

Appendix D: Alternate Methods For Equivalence Calculations

Appendix E: Glossary of Concepts and Terms

Reference Materials

Compound Interest Factor Tables

Index