Fundamentals of Engineering Economics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Chan S. Park  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
736
Pub.-date
June 2019
ISBN13
9781292264790
ISBN
1292264799
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Description

For introductory engineering economics courses.
Chan Park, author of the best-selling Contemporary Engineering Economics, tells the story of engineering economy with the more concise Fundamentals of Engineering Economics by relating concepts from class to students’ everyday lives. This book provides sound and comprehensive coverage of course concepts while addressing both the theoretical and the practical concerns of engineering economics. Written to appeal to a wide range of engineering disciplines, the text helps students build skills in making informed financial decisions and incorporates all critical decision-making tools, including the most contemporary, computer-oriented ones.

Features

  • Fundamentals is considered an alternative, more streamlined version of Contemporary Engineering Economics.
  • Chan Park's renowned authoring style tells the story of engineering economics through engaging scenarios and his hallmark student-friendly writing style.
  • A large number of end-of-chapter problems and exam-type questions varying in level of difficulty help students understand the topics.
  • Appeals to the full range of engineering disciplines including industrial, civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, aerospace, chemical, and manufacturing engineering by providing real-world examples students can relate to in their everyday lives.
  • All Chapter-opening vignettes have been updated and provide students with a real economic story describing how an individual decision maker or actual corporation has wrestled with the issues discussed in the chapter. These opening cases heighten students’ interest by pointing out the real-world relevance and applicability of what might otherwise seem to be dry technical material.
  • Satisfy the practical needs of the engineer toward making informed financial decisions
  • Expanded-Self-Test questions, formatted in a style suitable for FE Exam review, are available for each chapter and their worked out solutions are provided in Appendix A.
  • Updated-75% of the questions are new or updated.
  • Students are guided to outline the correct approach to example problems through a Given, Find, Approach, and Comments process. This guidance is intended to stimulate curiosity and to look beyond the mechanics of problem solving to explore “what-if” issues, alternative solutions methods, and the interpretation of solutions.
  • Incorporate all critical decision-making tools including computer-oriented ones
  • Emphasis on Excel’s use and productivity enhancing benefits for complex project cash flow development and analysis. All Excel spreadsheets contain easy-to-follow call-out formulas. Most chapters contain a section titled “Short Case Studies with Excel,” enabling students to use Excel to answer a set of questions.

New to this Edition

  • Appeals to the full range of engineering disciplines including industrial, civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, aerospace, chemical, and manufacturing engineering by providing real-world examples students can relate to in their everyday lives.
    • Updated-All Chapter-opening vignettes have been updated and provide students with a real economic story describing how an individual decision maker or actual corporation has wrestled with the issues discussed in the chapter. These opening cases heighten students’ interest by pointing out the real-world relevance and applicability of what might otherwise seem to be dry technical material.
  • Satisfy the practical needs of the engineer toward making informed financial decisions
    • Expanded-Self-Test questions, formatted in a style suitable for FE Exam review, are available for each chapter and their worked out solutions are provided in Appendix A.
      • Updated-75% of the questions are new or updated.

MyLabTM Engineering is not included.

Students, if MyLab Engineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyLab Engineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

  • MyLab Engineering’s varied homework and practice questions are correlated to the textbook and many regenerate algorithmically to give students unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery. Exercises are automatically graded so students get immediate feedback on whether they’ve mastered the concept.
  • The Study Plan gives students personalized recommendations, practice opportunities, and learning aids to help them stay on track. FE Review questions are available in the Study Plan and mapped to their corresponding chapters to provide students the opportunity to prepare for the licensure exam.

Table of Contents

  • PART 1 UNDERSTANDING MONEY AND ITS MANAGEMENT
  • Chapter 1 Engineering Economic Decisions
  • Chapter 2 Time Value of Money
  • Chapter 3 Understanding Money Management
  • Chapter 4 Equivalence Calculations under Inflation
  • PART 2 EVALUATING BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING ASSETS
  • Chapter 5 Present-Worth Analysis
  • Chapter 6 Annual-Equivalence Analysis
  • Chapter 7 Rate-of-Return Analysis
  • Chapter 8 Benefit–Cost Analysis
  • PART 3 DEVELOPMENT OF PROJECT CASH FLOWS
  • Chapter 9 Accounting for Depreciation and Income Taxes
  • Chapter 10 Project Cash-Flow Analysis
  • Chapter 11 Handling Project Uncertainty
  • PART 4 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING ECONOMIC
  • Chapter 12 Replacement Decisions
  • Chapter 13 Understanding Financial Statements