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Principles of Engineering Economic Analysis, 4th Edition

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780471110279

ISBN10:
0471110272
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Summary

This unified examination of economic analysis principles from a cash flow viewpoint, provides a systematic, 7-step approach for performing a comparison of investment alternatives. It offers comprehensive coverage of cost concepts, inflation, ACRS and modern methods of depreciation, income taxes, economic analysis. It features more current economy examples, a new chapter on reality issues, and new material on non-manufacturing examples.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1(29)
1.1 Background
1(1)
1.2 The Problem Solving Process
1(6)
1.3 Nonmonetary Considerations
7(4)
1.4 Present Economy Examples
11(12)
1.5 Overview of the Text
23(7)
Chapter 2 Time Value of Money Operations
30(53)
2.1 Introduction
30(5)
2.2 Cash Flow Diagrams
35(1)
2.3 Interest Calculations
36(2)
2.4 Single Sums of Money
38(2)
2.5 Series of Cash Flows
40(15)
2.6 Multiple Compounding Periods in a Year
55(4)
2.7 Continuous Compounding
59(6)
2.8 Equivalence and Indifference
65(5)
2.9 Introduction to Measures of Worth
70(1)
2.10 Summary
71(12)
Chapter 3 Reality Issues and Practical Applications
83(25)
3.1 Introduction
83(1)
3.2 Changing Interest Rates
84(2)
3.3 Consideration of Inflation
86(7)
3.4 Principal Amount and Interest Amount in Loan Payments
93(4)
3.5 Bond Problems
97(6)
3.6 Special and Limiting Cases of Time Value of Money Factors
103(1)
3.7 Summary
104(4)
Chapter 4 Measuring the Worth of Investments
108(35)
4.1 Introduction
108(1)
4.2 Methods of Measuring Investment Worth
109(18)
4.3 Capital Recovery Formula
127(1)
4.4 Using Spreadsheets to Measure Investment Worth
128(6)
4.5 Summary
134(9)
Chapter 5 Comparison of Alternatives
143(113)
5.1 Introduction
143(2)
5.2 Defining Investment Alternatives
145(4)
5.3 Defining the Planning Horizon
149(6)
5.4 Developing Cash Flow Profiles
155(3)
5.5 Specifying the MARR
158(8)
5.6 Comparing the Investment Alternatives
166(11)
5.7 Performing Supplementary Analyses
177(26)
5.8 Selecting the Preferred Alternative
203(6)
5.9 Analyzing Alternatives with No Positive Cash Flows
209(1)
5.10 More on Dealing with Unequal Lives
210(3)
5.11 Replacement Analysis
213(11)
5.12 Summary
224(32)
Chapter 6 Income Taxes and Depreciation
256(63)
6.1 Introduction
256(1)
6.2 Tax Concepts
257(1)
6.3 Corporate Income Tax--Ordinary Income
257(2)
6.4 After-Tax Cash Flow
259(3)
6.5 The Meaning of Depreciation
262(1)
6.6 Some Definitions Used in Depreciation Accounting
263(1)
6.7 Traditional (pre-1981) Depreciation Methods Based on Years
264(4)
6.8 Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
268(10)
6.9 Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS)
278(1)
6.10 Comparison of Depreciation Methods
279(2)
6.11 Other Depreciation Methods Not Based on Years
281(1)
6.12 Effect of Depreciation Method and Recovery Period
282(5)
6.13 Effect of Interest on Borrowed Money
287(4)
6.14 Capital Gains, Losses, and Tax Treatment
291(2)
6.15 Disposition of Depreciable Property
293(4)
6.16 Investment Tax Credit
297(1)
6.17 Section 179 Expense Deduction
297(2)
6.18 Carry-Back and Carry-Forward Rules
299(1)
6.19 After-Tax Analysis Under Inflation
299(5)
6.20 Depletion
304(1)
6.21 International Considerations
305(2)
6.22 Summary
307(12)
Chapter 7 Economic Analysis of Projects in the Public and Regulated Sectors
319(41)
7.1 Introduction
319(1)
7.2 The Nature of Public Projects
320(1)
7.3 Objectives in Public Project Evaluation
320(2)
7.4 Guidelines in Public Sector Evaluation
322(1)
7.5 Benefit-Cost Analysis
322(8)
7.6 Important Considerations in Evaluating Public Projects
330(15)
7.7 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
345(3)
7.8 Revenue Requirements Method
348(4)
7.9 Summary
352(8)
Chapter 8 Cost Concepts
360(51)
8.1 Introduction
360(1)
8.2 Cost Terminology
361(16)
8.3 Estimation
377(4)
8.4 General Accounting Principles
381(9)
8.5 Cost Accounting Principles
390(7)
8.6 Economic Value Added
397(2)
8.7 Summary
399(12)
Appendix Tables 411(60)
Answers to Even-numbered Problems 471(9)
Index 480


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