## Test your basic knowledge |

**Instructions:**

- Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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- Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.

**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**