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**1. TIES Step 6: Identify Technology**

**2. What is TRL? Range? What does a high TRL mean?**

**3. 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?**

**4. Why do we use a sample?**

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

**6. TIES Step 5: Feasible?**

**7. TIES Step 8: Selecting Technology**

**8. 3 Measures of Central Tendency (& Defs)**

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

**10. MADM**

**11. What are the four difference life cycle costs?**

**12. What are K- factors applied to?**

**13. Define fixed cost and variable cost.**

**14. Strengths of TOPSis...**

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

**16. What are the three snapshots of UTE?**

**17. What is the difference between price and cost?**

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

**19. Indirect Operating Cost**

**20. What is the normal distribution that results from adding x+y and x[sub]y?**

**21. What is the equation for the learning curve?**

**22. Is CDF discrete or continuous - if it is discrete give the continuous equivalent - if it continuous give the discrete equivalent.**

**23. $/RPM Equation**

**24. TIES Step 1: Problem Definition**

**25. 8 Steps in TIES**

**26. Write down a formula for a normal distribution**

**27. What can be done about uncertainty in requirement?**

**28. What two variables are necessary to define a normal distribution?**

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

**30. MODM**

**31. What is satisficing - what is optimizing?**

**32. Name the advantages of UTE.**

**33. TIES**

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

**35. What is the definition of inflation?**

**36. TIES Step 3: Model and Simulation**

**37. TIES Step 4: Investigate Design Space**

**38. What is the goal of probabilistic design?**

**39. What does the CLT state - be specific!**

**40. interval scale**

**41. Ratio scale**

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

**43. Why is the normal distribution useful or important?**

**44. Why are scaling parameters important?**

**45. What is the definition of ROI?**

**46. What are the parameters for a standard normal distribution?**

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

**48. 3 Probabilistic Design Methods**

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

**50. TIES Step 7: Assess Technology**