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```Basics of Engineering Economy
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
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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)
2.4 Computations for Cash Flows That are Shifted
2.5 Using Spreadsheets for Equivalency Computations
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
13.8 Tax Considerations for International Projects
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Appendix A		Using Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel?
A.1 Introduction to Using Excel
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