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

2. Weaknesses of TOPSis...

3. 3 Probabilistic Design Methods

4. Strengths of TOPSis...

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

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

7. What is the difference between price and cost?

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

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

10. What is probability density contour plot

11. Does TIES use MADM or MODM? Why?

12. What is another name for a normal distribution?

13. Write down a formula for a normal distribution

14. Define fixed cost and variable cost.

15. TIES Step 2: Design Space Conception

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

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

18. Indirect Operating Cost

19. Direct Operating Costs

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

21. What is the goal of robust design?

22. How is inflation measured?

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

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

25. TIES

26. What are K- factors applied to?

27. What is the equation for the learning curve?

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

29. 4 Measures of Dispersion

30. What is satisficing - what is optimizing?

31. What is the definition of inflation?

32. What are the three snapshots of UTE?

33. 3 Measures of Central Tendency (& Defs)

34. Assumptions Used in TOPSis...

35. TIES Step 3: Model and Simulation

36. TIF

37. Why are scaling parameters important?

38. What does CDF stand for?

39. 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?

40. Ratio scale

41. TIES Step 5: Feasible?

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

43. What are properties of a CDF?

44. What can be done about uncertainty in requirement?

45. TIES Step 4: Investigate Design Space

46. MADM

47. What are the four difference life cycle costs?

48. What does the CLT state - be specific!

49. Name the advantages of UTE.

50. TIES Step 7: Assess Technology