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Basics of Engineering Economy
Table of Contents
Chapter One 		Foundations of Engineering Economy
	1.1 What is Engineering Economy?
	1.2 Performing an Engineering Economy Study
	1.3 Interest Rate, Rate of Return and MARR
	1.4 Equivalence
	1.5 Simple and Compound Interest
	1.6 Terminology and Symbols
	1.7 Cash Flows: Their Estimation and Diagramming
	1.8 The Rule of 72
 1.9 Introduction to Using Spreadsheet Functions
	Summary
	Problems
	Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Two 	Factors: How Time and Interest Effect Money 
 2.1 Single Payment Formulas (F/P and P/F)
	2.2 Uniform Series Formulas (P/A, A/P, A/F, F/A)
	2.3 Gradient Formulas
	 2.4 Computations for Cash Flows That are Shifted
 2.5 Using Spreadsheets for Equivalency Computations
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Three	Nominal and Effective Interest Rates
 3.1 Nominal and Effective Interest Rate Statements
	3.2 Effective Interest Rate Formulation
	3.3 Reconciling Compounding Periods and Payment Periods 
	3.4 Equivalence Calculations Involving Only Single Amount Factors
	3.5 Equivalence Calculations Involving Series with PP ò CP
	3.6 Equivalence Calculations Involving Series with PP < CP
 3.7 Using Spreadsheets for Effective Interest Rate Computations
 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Four		Present Worth Analysis
	4.1 Formulating Alternatives
	4.2 Present Worth Analysis of Equal-Life Alternatives
	4.3 Present Worth Analysis of Different-Life Alternatives
	4.4 Capitalized Cost Analysis
	4.5 Evaluation of Independent Projects 
 4.6 Using Spreadsheets for PW Analysis 
 	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Five		Annual Worth Analysis
 5.1 AW Value Calculations
	 5.2 Evaluating Alternatives Based on Annual Worth
	5.3 AW of a Permanent Investment
 5.4 Using Spreadsheets for AW Analysis
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Six		Rate of Return Analysis
	6.1 Interpretation of ROR Values
	6.2 ROR Calculation
	6.3 Cautions When Using the ROR Method
	6.4 Understanding Incremental ROR Analysis
	6.5 ROR Evaluation of Two or More Mutually Exclusive Alternatives
	6.6 Multiple ROR Values
	6.7 Removing Multiple ROR Values by Using a Reinvestment Rate
 6.8 Using Spreadsheets for ROR Analysis
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Seven	Benefit/Cost Analysis and Public Sector Projects
	7.1 Public versus Private Sector Projects
	7.2 Benefit/Cost Analysis of a Single Project
	7.3 Incremental B/C Analysis of Two or More Alternatives
 7.4 Using Spreadsheets for B/C Analysis
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Eight	Breakeven, Sensitivity and Payback Analysis
 8.1 Breakeven Analysis for a Single Project
 8.2 Breakeven Analysis for Two Alternatives
 8.3 Sensitivity Analysis for Variation in Estimates
 8.4 Sensitivity Analysis of Multiple Parameters for Multiple Alternatives
 8.5 Payback Period Analysis
 8.6 Using Spreadsheets for Sensitivity or Breakeven Analysis
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
	
Chapter Nine 	Replacement and Retention Decisions
	 9.1 Basics of the Replacement Study
	 9.2 Economic Service Life
	 9.3 Performing a Replacement Study
	 9.4 Defender Replacement Value
 9.5 Replacement Study Over a Specified Study Period
 9.6 Using Spreadsheets for a Replacement Study
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
	
Chapter Ten		Effects of Inflation
	10.1 Understanding the Impact of Inflation
	10.2 PW Calculations Adjusted for Inflation
	10.3 FW Calculations Adjusted for Inflation
	10.4 AW Calculations Adjusted for Inflation
 10.5 Using Spreadsheets to Adjust for Inflation
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
	
Chapter Eleven 	Estimating Costs
	11.1 How Cost Estimates are Made
	11.2 Unit method
	11.3 Cost Indexes
	11.4 Cost-Capacity Equations
	11.5 Factor Method
	11.6 Learning Curve
 11.7 Indirect Cost (Overhead) Estimation and Allocation
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Chapter Twelve		Depreciation Methods
	12.1 Depreciation Terminology
	12.2 Straight Line (SL) Depreciation
	12.3 Declining Balance Depreciation
	12.4 Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
	12.5 Switching Between Classical Methods; Relation to MACRS Rates
	12.6 Depletion Methods
 12.7 Using Spreadsheets for Depreciation Computations
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
	
Chapter Thirteen		After-Tax Economic Analysis
	13.1 Income Tax Terminology and Relations
	13.2 Before-Tax and After-Tax Alternative Evaluation
	13.3 How Depreciation Can Affect an After-Tax Study
	13.4 After-tax Replacement Study
	13.5 Capital Funds and the Cost of Capital
	13.6 Using Spreadsheets for After-Tax Evaluation
	13.7 After-Tax Value Added Analysis
 13.8 Tax Considerations for International Projects
	 Summary
	 Problems
	 Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Appendix A		Using Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel?
	A.1 Introduction to Using Excel
	A.2 Organizing of the Spreadsheet
	A.3 Excel Functions Important to Engineering Economy
	A.4 GOAL SEEK ? A Simple Tool for Breakeven and Sensitivity Analysis
 A.5 Error Messages
Appendix B		Accounting Reports and Business Ratios
	B.1 The Balance Sheet
	B.2 Income Statement and Cost of Goods Sold Statements
 B.3 Business Ratios
Appendix C		Alternative Evaluation that Includes 
				 Multiple Attributes and Risk
	C.1 Multiple Attribute Evaluation
	C.2 Economic Evaluation with Risk Considered
Appendix D		Answers to Problems for Test Review and FE Exam Practice
Reference Materials
Interest Factor Tables
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Engineering economy.