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Contemporary Engineering Economics Hardcover – November, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0201835984 ISBN-10: 0201835983 Edition: 2 Sub

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 803 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley; 2 Sub edition (November 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201835983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201835984
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,161,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Well-constructed examples help build students' problem-solving skills and confidence Spreadsheets have been integrated as a tool of analysis, focusing on Excel and the author's own tool called EzCash. A wide range of chapter openers, examples, homework problems, and case studies drawn from all Engineering disciplines.

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End of chapter questions have been reformatted Most of the chapters will have Engineering-in-Training questions for future review A cleaner and more open design A second color has been added CASH software desciptions have been deleted. New EzCash software for Windows will be available via the Web. The Park Web site will be maintained by the author and will offer updated tax laws as well as the latest links to Internet sites for additional

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About the Author

Dr. Chan S. Park is an Alumni Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Auburn University. He holds industrial engineering degrees from Purdue University (M.S.) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Ph.D.). He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida.Dr. Park has written numerous technical papers on economic decision analysis and manufacturing economics, and he is the co-author of Advanced Engineering Economics published by John Wiley and Sons (1990). He has received several research awards for his papers on economics, including the 1987 Alfred V. Bodine SME Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for the best paper on machine tool economics; he is a two-time recipient of the Eugene L. Grant Award for the best paper published in The Engineering Economist (1990, 1991); and he has also received the Outstanding Publication Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (1991). Dr. Park has held office for the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Education. He has been the manuscript editor for The Engineering Economist since 1987.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Sobers on October 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book provides a solid foundation for the practicing engineer involved with the econmic evaluation of engineering projects, an area which determines for the greater part, whether projects should be progressed or aborted. The principles are well defined and the examples are easy to follow, rightfully stimulating thinking and not substituting for it, since as we are well aware, engineering projects may vary in size, scope and complexity. I would recommend this book to any engineering student or practicing engineer. Consulting the work of other authors (eg Sullivan) would supplement understanding and appreciation of the subject matter. I gave the book a 4 star rating because of the errors within the examples provided. The principles however, are conveyed so effectively in the text that identification of these errors become easy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neil on June 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The topic(s) of this book are highly valuable, but the book itself is full of math errors. Be sure to check the website for revision information. It would be much more useful if the sample problems would have an answer key.
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By ltarte on May 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A decent enough textbook to get by with. Some examples are unnecessarily complex, but for the most part it does a good job of explaining everything. Overall, though, if you're an engineer the subject of introductory economics is so easy it doesn't really matter how good your textbook is.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Old Set on June 22, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent text for an engineering economics class. It concisely explains and demonstrates basic ideas and financial concepts in a logical manner. The only draw back I could detect was the author's nomemclature, which he introduces at the first of the text. If you don't memorize it early on, it becomes difficult to understand quickly. The professor who taught the Engineering Economics class I took was none other than Chan Park himself (guess what the required text was!).
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By Yabesh Rajbhandari on February 22, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Delivery was little delayed but still on time. Excellent book. Thank you
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lucidlemur on October 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
There may be useful information in this text, but it's hard to trust anything that's so poorly written.

Page 32: ". . . the answer to each question is provided by one of financial statements."

Page 42: "Investment activities include such as purchasing, financing . . ."

I noticed an average of one error per page, although this seemed to get better as I read past the third chapter. (Maybe I just lost the ability to tell!) Now, I haven't noticed any substantive errors, but it's quite possible that one of the frequent mistakes in language caused the meaning of a sentence to change. In addition, the errors are just distracting! Imagine reading along, and not being able to get through a single page without doing a double-take because a sentence doesn't scan. And I'm not even trying to proof-read, just trying to understand the text!

All that being said, this seems to be a thorough treatment of the subject, and I guess I can infer that my professor thinks the content is reliable. But this text reads like a product manual that's been poorly translated from another language!
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