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1. What is the difference between price and cost?

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

3. What is satisficing - what is optimizing?

4. What are the different types of UTEs?

5. TIES Step 1: Problem Definition

6. What is the goal of robust design?

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

8. What is the definition of ROI?


10. Direct Operating Costs

11. Why do we use a sample?

12. Why is the normal distribution useful or important?

13. 3 Measures of Central Tendency (& Defs)

14. Show and explain a pareto frontier

15. TIES

16. Weaknesses of TOPSis...

17. TIES Step 8: Selecting Technology

18. How is inflation measured?

19. What is another name for a normal distribution?

20. What does the CLT state - be specific!

21. $/RPM Equation

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

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

24. What are properties of a CDF?

25. What are the three snapshots of UTE?

26. TIF

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

28. What does CDF stand for?

29. Ratio scale

30. 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?

31. 8 Steps in TIES

32. MODM

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

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

35. What is the equation for the learning curve?

36. 3 Probabilistic Design Methods

37. What can be done about uncertainty in requirement?

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

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

40. Define fixed cost and variable cost.

41. Name the advantages of UTE.

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

43. What is the definition of CDF?

44. 4 Measures of Dispersion

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

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

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

48. What are the four difference life cycle costs?

49. interval scale

50. What is probability density contour plot