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The Basics of Engineering Economy is designed to assist students in understanding and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economic evaluation to materially enhance rational data-centered decision-making in all these dimensions. This text covers the basic techniques and applications of engineering economy for all disciplines in the engineering profession. The third edition concentrates on fundamental techniques and their applications, the efficient use of spreadsheets, and a rich coverage of personal financial situations in which engineering economy techniques can be applied easily and rapidly. The text presents the topics in condensed formats when compared to the larger text Engineering Economy.
Chapter 1 Foundations of Engineering Economy
Chapter 2 Factors: How Time and Interest Affect Money
Chapter 3 Nominal and Effective Interest Rates
Chapter 4 Present Worth Analysis
Chapter 5 Annual Worth Analysis
Chapter 6 Rate of Return Analysis
Chapter 7 Benefit/Cost Analysis and Public Sector Projects
Chapter 8 Breakeven, Payback, Sensitivity, and Risk Analysis
Chapter 9 Replacement and Retention Decisions
Chapter 10 Effects of Inflation
Chapter 11 Cost Estimation and Allocation
Chapter 12 Depreciation Methods
Chapter 13 After-Tax Economic Analysis
Chapter 14 Alternative Evaluation Including Noneconomic Attributes
Appendix A: Using Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel
Appendix B: Accounting Reports and Business Ratios
Appendix C: Glossary of Terms and Symbols
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