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1. What is TRL? Range? What does a high TRL mean?

2. TIES Step 8: Selecting Technology

3. What does CDF stand for?

4. What is satisficing - what is optimizing?

5. What does the CLT state - be specific!

6. What is the equation for OEC if X is a benefit (maximize) and N is a cost (minimize)?

7. What does TOPSIS stand for?

8. Name two uncertainties accounted for by UTE. What metric does UTE use to quantify this risk?

9. If you have a two values on a CDF what is the probability of getting a value between them?

10. Direct Operating Costs

11. You have a group of 5 dice. You roll the groups and sum the results of the 5 dice 4 times. What is the sample size? What are you sampling?

12. What is the difference between price and cost?

13. Indirect Operating Cost

14. What is the definition of ROI?

15. What is another name for a normal distribution?

16. Weaknesses of TOPSis...

17. What is the equation for present equivalent value? Define variables.

18. Show and explain a pareto frontier

19. Define fixed cost and variable cost.

20. With 15 technologies - what is the number of possible combinations?

21. 3 Measures of Central Tendency (& Defs)

22. What are properties of a CDF?

23. TIES

24. $/RPM Equation

25. What can management do to mitigate the risk associated with infusing new technologies?

26. TIES Step 2: Design Space Conception

27. Assumptions Used in TOPSis...

28. Does TIES use MADM or MODM? Why?

29. What are the parameters for a standard normal distribution?

30. Why do we use a sample?

31. Other than infusing technologies - how can you create design space?

32. Ratio scale

33. What are the four difference life cycle costs?

34. What is the goal of robust design?

35. If you have two compatible mature technologies to infuse - or one not mature technology - which will have the most variance?

36. What are the different types of UTEs?

37. Why use uniform dist for input variables (Gap Analysis)

38. What can be done about uncertainty in requirement?

39. TIES Step 7: Assess Technology

40. TIF

41. MADM

42. What is TIM? What is the size and what value can it take?

43. What is the notation for a standard normal distribution?

44. What does CLT stand for?

45. Why are scaling parameters important?

46. Strengths of TOPSis...

47. TIES Step 5: Feasible?

48. What are the three snapshots of UTE?

49. Why is learning curve used (or what is it?)

50. How do you get the CDF from the PDF?