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Engineering Economy (13th Edition)

Engineering Economy (13th Edition)

Engineering Economy (13th Edition)
By William G Sullivan, Elin M Wicks, James Luxhoj

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Book Description

For undergraduate, introductory courses in Engineering Economics. Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up-to-date studies of this vitally important field.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1348922 in Books
  • Published on: 2005-06-03
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.48" h x 1.23" w x 7.70" l, 2.85 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 704 pages

Editorial Reviews

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"Adopters who want to teach their students how to solve the problems they are likely to encounter on the FE should be happy with Sullivan... Sullivan has passed the test of time for good reasons." — William Shughart, University of Mississippi

"I think that Sullivan et al. is clearer and easier to read than some of the other texts. It sticks to application more than theory and has a lot of examples and problems." — Karen Bursic, University of Pittsburgh

"There is a wealth of end-of-chapter problems that are both well done and written in a way that students, in general, understand what is being asked. The text has proven the test of time and has been honed to a fine edge." — Patrick Knelling, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

From the Publisher
Used by over 500,000 students, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up to date studies of this vitally important field.

From the Back Cover
Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout.

New to the Thirteenth Edition:
  • Case studies with end-of-chapter questions that encourage writing and critical thinking.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Spreadsheets integrated throughout the text. In particular, many examples include solutions, both hand worked and with spreadsheets, so students can see both techniques side by side. New end-of-chapter spreadsheet problems are included, as well as spreadsheet templates on the student CAD.
  • Brief basic review of simple accounting principles.
  • Increased emphasis on cost estimating.
  • Expanded treatment given to the economic aspects of engineering design.
The spreadsheet examples that accompany each chapter, Appendix A: "Using Excel to Solve Engineering Economy Problems," the Spreadsheet Modeling supplement, and the Expanded Example supplements that appear on the Student CD have been provided by James Alloway. Dr. Alloway has been developing and using spreadsheets since the early 1980s to solve problems and enhance learning in industry, academia, end in his consulting practice. His affiliation with this text began in 1993.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
1Not for serious classes
By J.B.
If you are an economics student who already has a few classes under your belt, then you'll probably be fine with this book. As someone who has not, and was required to take this class, it was a HORRIBLE book to learn from. There is no step by step to this book, it just writes out question and then has the answer. Does not give you the details at all. Similarly, it will have a page or so for each section within the chapter and then 12 practice questions that are completely different.

Bottom line is if your professor requires this book, consider a different professor. If your school uses this book, they aren't serious about engineering economy.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3Good theory book
By Jason R Walter
Used in for a mechanical engineering course elective. This was the required text and there are a couple newer versions of this text that I saw but there isn't much change other than page numbering. For the most part the book is good at presenting a method or theory and then having clear examples that follow and give a good explanation. For the most part this is a good book but other than being a required text or just wanting it for a general interest a newer version of the book would probably be what you'll be picking up.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
2Do Better. State the important information in a simple and ...
By Amazon Customer
As with most textbooks, the essence of principles and concepts is often lost within a thicket of wordiness and tangents. This textbook is no different. To the writers of this book: Do Better. State the important information in a simple and easy to absorb format, then include superfluous material in a different section. It is drudgery to pull the true economic significance from these pages.

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