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Overview This book emphasizes the concepts and techniques of analysis that prove useful in evaluating the economic feasibility of engineering systems, projects, and services for decision purposes. Engineering and Engineering Economy. Engineering and Science. The Bi-Environmental Nature of Engineering. Physical and Economic Efficiency. The Engineering Process. Engineering for Economic Competitiveness. Engineering Economy and the Engineer. Concepts of Value and Utility. Consumer and Producer Goods.
Economic Aspects of Exchange. Classifications of Cost. Life-Cycle Cost. Interest and Interest Rate. The Time Value of Money. The Earning Power of Money. The Purchasing Power of Money. Simple and Compound Interest. Describing Cash Flows over Time. Interest-Formula Relationships. Compounding Frequency Considerations.
Summary of Interest Formulas. The Meaning of Equivalence. Equivalence Calculations Involving a Single Factor. Equivalence Calculations Involving Cash Flows. Principle of Equivalence. Equivalence Calculations with More Frequent Compounding. Equivalence Calculations Involving Bonds. Equivalence Calculations Involving Loans. Equivalence Calculations Involving Working Capital. Measures of Inflation and Deflation. The Inflation Rate. Considering the Effects of Inflation.
Analyzing Inflation in Investments. Present Worth. Annual Equivalent. Future Worth. Internal Rate of Return. Payback Period. Capitalized Equivalent Amount. Capital Recovery with Return.
Project Balance. Types of Investment Proposals. Forming Mutually Exclusive Alternatives. Elements of Decision Criteria. Present Worth on Incremental Investment. IRR on Incremental Investment. Comparisons Based on Total Investment. Comparing Alternatives with Unequal Lives. Characteristics of Production Operations. Break-Even Analysis. Operation and Production Decisions. Economic Operation of Equipment. Models for Procurement Operations.
The General Nature of Replacement Analysis. Describing Replacement Alternatives. Replacement Analysis for Unequal Lives. The Economic Life of an Asset. Replacement Assumptions and Decisions. Retirement or Abandonment Decisions. Examples of Replacement Problems.
General Welfare Aim of Government. The Nature of Public Activities. Financing Public Activities. Public Activities and Engineering Economy. Benefit-Cost Analysis.
Identifying Benefits, Disbenefits, and Costs. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. All the material you need to teach your courses. Discover teaching material.
Engineering Economy, 9th edition