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Engineering Economic Analysis

Engineering Economic Analysis

Engineering Economic Analysis
By Donald Newnan, Jerome Lavelle, Ted Eschenbach

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Book Description

The ideal text for undergraduate engineering economy courses--now with new cases.

Since it was first published in 1976, this text has been the market-leading book for the Engineering Economic Analysis course. It has always been characterized by:
A focus on practical applications
* One way to encourage students to read the book, and to remember and apply what they have learned in this course, is to make it interesting. And there is no better way to do that than to infuse the book with real-world examples, problems, and vignettes.
Accessibility
* Most students don't have expertise in accounting or finance. This book takes the time to explain concepts carefully while helping students apply them to engineering situations.
Superior support packages for students and instructors
* To make this course easier to understand, learn, and teach, Oxford University Press offers the best support package available in this market.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #798190 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-07-20
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.40" h x 1.20" w x 9.40" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 640 pages

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Easy to understand; easy to teach."-Utpal Roy, Syracuse University


"It is the standard."-Bill McManus, University of Oklahoma


"An excellent text...The best available."-Nicholas Sylvester, University of South Alabama


About the Author

Donald G. Newnan is an Emeritus Professor at San Jose State University.

Jerome P. Lavelle is Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Ted G. Eschenbach is a consultant and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage.


Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1very bad situation if you end up with a poor professor ...
By Keri
If you must buy this book for a course, you don't have a choice but to get it, of course. But as far as the content, this book does not adequately explain the concepts, and (even worse) does not have enough examples. The answers to end-of-chapter review problems are sometimes given...and sometimes not! You are in a very, very bad situation if you end up with a poor professor and this book, because you will not be able to "teach yourself" the material, as the text does not have enough detailed examples and doesn't have answers to the practice problems. I don't even understand the purpose of having practice problems if there are no answers.
Overall, I cannot recommend the book, because it is not a sufficient resource for learning the material. You will find yourself relying very heavily on outside material.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3An okay textbook
By Mike S.
It is an okay, but not great book. The one advantage it has is that it does go through a lot of examples, which do help with some end of chapter problems. However there are at least a couple instances where the examples are done wrong (one springs to mind in the income tax chapter). The examples also provide a lot of detail and descriptions of the various steps when it is not completely clear how to get from one step to another. Most likely it will be a book that you get because you are taking a class that requires it. It does lay out the basic concepts you need to know to get through a class pretty well. But it is not necessarily something you would keep for a reference guide necessarily should you ever need the stuff again after you take the class.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Not bad, with a bit of insight.
By D. Ly
This book is very specific in what it aims to teach, and assumes that you know how to do basic word problems (which, you should). The information in this book is very concise, and filled with helpful examples rather than detailed explanations. It may not be super descriptive in terms of reasoning, but this subject is best taught by example anyways. The main thing you need to know in order to make this book work for you is how to dissect a word problem. And for engineers who think they don't need economics...I feel sorry for whoever hires you on accident.

EDIT, after taking course: The later chapters are a little more vague, since they assume that you remember everything you learned before. The problems get much more complex than at the beginning, and the book does little to help you decipher the text. In the end, it is left for you to interpret the text. Also, it is a good idea to start dabbling with Excel, since the later chapters rely heavily on its usage.

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