Engineering Economy – Leland Blank, Anthony Tarquin – 7th Edition


Engineering Economy, 7th edition, presents a crisp, bold new design using color, highlighting and icons to focus on important concepts, terms, equations and decision guidelines. There are new features, new topics (such as ethics and staged decision making), and new online tools; yet no compromise on coverage, examples, or the well-accepted writing style of this popular text.

The preface provides an overview of What’s New and graphically depicts resources for Instructors and Students. Solved examples, problems and case studies target many of the current engineering challenges in areas such as energy, ethics, the environment, and the world’s changing economics. Approximately eighty percent of the end-of-chapter problems are revised or new for this edition.

Some of the outstanding pedagogical characteristics of this new edition include its easy-to-read writing style, learning outcomes for each section, progressive examples used throughout a chapter, solved examples using manual and integrated spreadsheet solutions, updated case studies, Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam questions for each chapter, and numerous new end-of-chapter exercises.

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  • Learning Stage 1 The Fundamentals
    Chapter 1 Foundations of Engineering Economy
    Chapter 2 Factors: How Time and Interest Affect Money
    Chapter 3 Combining Factors and Spreadsheet Functions
    Chapter 4 Nominal and Effective Interest Rates

    Learning Stage 2 Basic Analysis Tools
    Chapter 5 Present Worth Analysis
    Chapter 6 Annual Worth Analysis
    Chapter 7 Rate of Return Analysis: One Project
    Chapter 8 Rate of Return Analysis: Multiple Alternatives
    Chapter 9 Benefit/Cost Analysis and Public Sector Economics

    Learning Stage 3 Making Better Decisions
    Chapter 10 Project Financing and Noneconomic Attributes
    Chapter 11 Replacement and Retention Decisions
    Chapter 12 Independent Projects With Budget Limitation
    Chapter 13 Breakeven and Payback Analysis

    Learning Stage 4 Rounding Out the Study
    Chapter 14 Effects of Inflation
    Chapter 15 Cost Estimation and Indirect Cost Allocation
    Chapter 16 Depreciation Methods
    Chapter 17 After-Tax Economic Analysis
    Chapter 18 Sensitivity Analysis and Staged Decisions
    Chapter 19 More on Variation and Decision Making Under Risk

    Appendix A Using Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel
    Appendix B Basics of Accounting Reports and Business Ratios
    Appendix C Code of Ethics for Engineers
    Appendix D Alternate Methods For Equivalence Calculations
    Appendix E Glossary of Concepts and Terms
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