Engineering Economy – L. Blank, A. Tarquin – 4th Edition


This text presents the basic principles of economic analysis for its application in the decision-making process and constitutes an updated and balanced presentation of economic analysis at the university level. Like previous editions, this text contains an appreciable number of new exercises representative of the real world.

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  • Chapter 1: Basics, terms and graphs
    Chapter 2: Factors and their use
    Chapter 3: Nominal and effective interest rates and continuing capitalization
    Chapter 4: Using Multiple Factors
    Chapter 5: Evaluation of present value and capitalized cost
    Chapter 6: Evaluation of equivalent annual equivalent value
    Chapter 7: Rate-of-return calculations for a single project
    Chapter 8: Evaluating Rate of Return for Multiple Alternatives
    Chapter 9: Evaluation of the benefit / cost ratio
    Chapter 10: Replenishment Analysis
    Chapter 11: Bonds.
    Chapter 12: Inflation, cost estimation, and indirect cost allocation
    Chapter 13: Depreciation and Exhaustion Models
    Chapter 14: Basics of Income Taxes
    Chapter 15: Economic analysis after tax
    Chapter 16: Balance Analysis and Reinstatement Period
    Chapter 17: Rationing of capital between independent proposals
    Chapter 18: Determining an attractive minimum return rate
    Chapter 19: Sensitivity analysis and expected value decisions
    Chapter 20: More on variations and decision making under risk

    Appendix A: Basics of Using the Microsoft Excel Program
    Appendix B: Basic Elements of Accounting and Business Reasons
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