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Essentials of Engineering Economic Analysis

by Ted G. Eschenbach

  • ISBN: 9780195150018
  • ISBN10: 0195150015

Essentials of Engineering Economic Analysis

by Ted G. Eschenbach

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780195150018
  • ISBN10: 0195150015
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Description: Compound Interest Equations (inside front cover)Economic Criteria (inside back cover)Preface1. MAKING ECONOMIC DECISIONSA Sea of ProblemsSimple Problems, Intermediate Problems, Complex ProblemsThe Role of Engineering Economic AnalysisExamples of Engineering Economic AnalysisThe Decision Making ProcessRational Decision Making: Recognize the Problem, Define the Goals, Assemble Relevant Data, Identify Feasible Alternatives, Select the Criterion, Construct a Model, Predict the Outcomes, Choose the Best Alternative, Audit the ResultsEngineering Decision Making2. ENGINEERING COSTS AND COST ESTIMATINGEngineering CostsFixed, Variable, Marginal, and Average Costs, Sunk Costs, Opportunity Costs, Recurring and Non-recurring Costs, Incremental Costs, Cash Costs versus Book Costs, Life-cycle CostsCost EstimatingTypes of Estimates, Difficulties in Estimation, One-of-a-Kind Estimates, Time and Effort Available, Estimator ExpertiseEstimating ModelsPer Unit Model, Segmenting Model, Cost Indexes, Power Sizing Model, Triangulation, Improvement and the Learning CurveEstimating BenefitsCash Flow DiagramsCategories of Cash Flows, Drawing a Cash Flow Diagram, Drawing a Cash Flow Diagram with a Spreadsheet3. INTEREST AND EQUIVALENCEComputing Cash FlowsTime Value of MoneySimple InterestRepaying a DebtEquivalenceDifference in Repayment Plans, Equivalence is Dependent on Interest Rate, Application of Equivalence CalculationsSingle Payment Compound Interest Formulas4. MORE INTEREST FORMULASUniform Series Compound Interest FormulasRelationships Between Compound Interest FactorsSingle Payment, Uniform SeriesArithmetic GradientDerivation of Arithmetic Gradient FactorsGeometric GradientNominal and Effective InterestContinuous CompoundingSingle Payment Interest Factors, Uniform Payment Series, Continuous, Uniform Cash FlowSpreadsheets for Economic AnalysisSpreadsheet Annuity Functions, Spreadsheet Block Functions, Basic Graphing Using Spreadsheets5. PRESENT WORTH ANALYSISEconomic CriteriaApplying Present Worth TechniquesUseful Lives Equal the Analysis Period, Net Present Worth, Useful Lives Different from the Analysis Period, Infinite Analysis Period-Capitalized Cost, Multiple AlternativesAssumptions in Solving Economic Analysis ProblemsEnd-of-Year Convention, Viewpoint of Economic Analysis Studies, Sunk Costs, Borrowed Money Viewpoint, Effect of Inflation and Deflation, Income Taxes, Spreadsheets and Present Worth6. ANNUAL CASH FLOW ANALYSISAnnual Cash Flow CalculationsResolving a Present Cost to an Annual Cost, Treatment of Salvage ValueAnnual Cash Flow AnalysisAnalysis PeriodAnalysis Period Equal to Alternative Lives, Analysis Period a Common Multiple of Alternative Lives, Analysis Period for a Continuing Requirement, Infinite Analysis Period, Some Other Analysis PeriodUsing Spreadsheets to Analyze LoansBuilding an Amortization Schedule, How Much to Interest? How Much to Principal?, Finding the Balance Due on a Loan, Payoff Debt Sooner by Increasing Payments7. RATE OF RETURN ANALYSISInternal Rate of ReturnCalculating Rate of ReturnPlot of NPW vs. Interest Rate iRate of Return AnalysisAnalysis Period, Spreadsheets and Rate of Return Analysis7A. DIFFICULTIES SOLVING FOR AN INTEREST RATEConverting a Cash Flow to a Mathematical EquationCash Flow Rule of SignsZero Sign Changes, One Sign Change, Two or More Sign Changes, What the Difficulties MeanExternal Interest RateResolving Multiple Rate of Return Problems, A Further Look at the Computation of Rate of Return8. INCREMENTAL ANALYSISGraphical SolutionsIncremental Rate of Return AnalysisIncremental Analysis Where There Are Unlimited AlternativesPresent Worth Analysis with Benefit-Cost GraphsChoosing an Analysis MethodSpreadsheets and Incremental Analysis9. OTHER ANALYSIS TECHNIQUESFuture Worth AnalysisBenefit-Cost Ratio AnalysisContinuous AlternativesPayback PeriodSensitivity and Breakeven AnalysisGraphing with Spreadsheets for Sensitivity and Breakeven Analysis10. DEPRECIATIONBasic Aspects of DepreciationDeterioration and Obsolescence, Depreciation and Expenses, Types of Property, Depreciation Calculation FundamentalsHistorical Depreciation MethodsStraight Line Depreciation, Sum-of-Years Digits Depreciation, Declining Balance DepreciationModified Accelerated Cost Recovery SystemCost Basis and Placed in Service Date, Property Class and Recovery Period, Percentage Tables, Where MACRS Percentage Rates Come From, MACRS Method Examples, Comparing MACRS and Historical MethodsDepletion and Asset DisposalUnit of Production DepreciationDepletionCost Depletion, Percentage DepletionSpreadsheets and Depreciation11. INCOME TAXESA Partner in the BusinessCalculation of Taxable IncomeTaxable Income of Individuals, Classification of Business Expenditures, Taxable Income of Business FirmsIncome Tax RatesIndividual Tax Rates, Corporate Tax Rates, Combined Federal and State Income Taxes, Selecting an Income Tax Rate for Economic StudiesEconomic Analysis Taking Income Taxes into AccountCapital Gains and Losses for Non-depreciable AssetsInvestment Tax CreditEstimating the After-Tax Rate of ReturnAfter-Tax Cash Flows and Spreadsheets12. REPLACEMENT ANALYSISThe Replacement ProblemReplacement Analysis Decision MapWhat Is the Basic Comparison?Minimum Cost Life of the Challenger, Use of Marginal Cost Data, Replacement Analysis Technique #1, Minimum Cost Life of the Defender, Replacement Analysis Technique #2, No Defender Marginal Cost Data Available, Replacement Analysis Technique #3, Repeatability Assumptions Not Acceptable, A CloserLook at Future ChallengersAfter-Tax Replacement AnalysisMarginal Costs on an After-Tax Basis, After-Tax Cash Flows for the Challenger, After-Tax Cash Flows for the Defender, Minimum Cost Life ProblemsSpreadsheets and After-Tax Replacement AnalysisAppendix:References:Index:Compound Interest Tables:Values of Interest Factors When N Equals Infinity(Each chapter ends with a summary and problems.)
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