By Ted G. Eschenbach
This article introduces the fundamental conception and alertness of engineering economic climate. Designed to stress the strengths of conventional elements and of spreadsheet insurance, this ebook is a perfect textual content for undergraduate and starting graduate-level engineering financial system classes. it's also compatible for self-study by way of practising engineers and for reference in the course of the perform of engineering. This ebook maintains to solidify its attractiveness as essentially the most leading edge, authoritative, and trustworthy texts in engineering economics. It presents the instruments and ideas, together with expense estimating, sensitivity research, likelihood, and a number of goals, which are essential to effectively practice engineering economic system in perform open air of the school room.
desk of Contents
Part I. simple ideas and Tools
1. Making financial judgements
2. The Time worth of cash
three. Equivalence - an element method
four. Spreadsheets and financial research
Part II. studying a Project
five. current worthy
6. identical Annual worthy
7. inner cost of go back
eight. Benefit/Cost Ratios and different Measures
Part III. evaluating possible choices and Projects
nine. collectively unique choices
10. alternative research
eleven. limited undertaking choice
Part IV. improvements for the true World
thirteen. source of revenue Taxes
14. Public-Sector Engineering economic climate
half V. Decision-Making Tools
sixteen. Estimating funds Flows
17. Sensitivity research
18. Uncertainty and likelihood
19. a number of targets
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Engineering Economy - Applying Theory to Practice by Ted G. Eschenbach