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1. TIES Step 6: Identify Technology

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

3. TIES Step 4: Investigate Design Space

4. What is the definition of ROI?

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

6. TIF

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

8. Why do we use a sample?

9. Ratio scale

10. interval scale

11. What is TCM? What is the size and what value can it take?

12. 4 Measures of Dispersion

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

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

15. What is another name for a normal distribution?

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

17. Assumptions Used in TOPSis...

18. What are K- factors applied to?

19. TIES Step 5: Feasible?

20. What does the CLT state - be specific!

21. What are the four difference life cycle costs?

22. Indirect Operating Cost

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

24. 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?

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

26. Weaknesses of TOPSis...

27. What is the difference between price and cost?

28. What are properties of a CDF?

29. What does CLT stand for?

30. TIES Step 1: Problem Definition

31. What is the goal of probabilistic design?

32. TIES Step 7: Assess Technology

33. 8 Steps in TIES

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

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

36. What is the definition of inflation?

37. $/RPM Equation

38. Direct Operating Costs

39. Define fixed cost and variable cost.

40. MADM

41. Show and explain a pareto frontier

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

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

44. What is satisficing - what is optimizing?

45. What is the definition of CDF?

46. Write down a formula for a normal distribution

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

48. Does TIES use MADM or MODM? Why?

49. How is inflation measured?

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