Annual Worth and Equivalent Uniform Annual Worth

The annual worth is the net of all the benefits and costs incurred over a one-year period. Therefore, we present the net of all the different benefits and costs incurred at different points of time in a one-year period with one number, and we call it the annual worth. For a system whose life is longer than one year, this number will be different for different years. For systems having more than one year of life, we can calculate a single virtual number that represents an equivalent annual net...

Importance of Cash Flow Diagram

The cash flow diagram is the most important and essential element of financial analysis. A proper and accurate cash flow diagram should be constructed and tested before an attempt is made to perform the financial analysis. Indeed, with today's special handheld calculators and personal computer spreadsheets, the financial analysis is completed very quickly without much financial knowledge required on the part of the operator. But, the construction of a cash flow diagram requires a deep...