Unit 1: Technological Systems: How They Work
Terms in this set (22)
A system is one which has feedback. The feedback may come a variety of forms including ratings, materials for reuse or information.
Individual parts of the system
Engineering Design Journal
A book, notebook or binder that contains documentation of the process of attempting to solve a problem through technology is an engineering design journal. These journals generally contain notes, sketches and comments to help the designer improve the solution to the problem.
Engineering Design Team
A group of people working together to develop a solution to a problem.
Information given about the output of the system
something that goes into a system, a resource such as time, money, communication, etc.
A(n) system is one that does not have feedback. The inputs are processed, to make the desired outputs and no information is given to make a change in the system.
is what comes out of the process, the finished product, or completed process.
something that happens to or with the inputs.
a group of parts that work together as a unit.
a general model of components that work together, with each one serving a specific function.
A job or chore to complete, or a goal to be reached
Is an object, environment or process that was created by man.
These components are part of a system that determine how it functions and how the components interact.
Are integrated into another system in the function of that system. They may also be used in the building of a system.
These are factors that govern or limit the system. They may be physical and biological constraints, but also economic, political, social, ethical, and aesthetic ones.
a specific kind of visual representation of a system. Specific symbols are used to represent specific kinds of components such as inputs.
In the systems model, refers to components or systems working together.
Is a process of turning ideas and imagination into devices and systems.
Is the process of modifying an existing product to improve it.
This is a system contained inside another system or group of systems. An example of this would be the sink in your kitchen working within the system of overall plumbing in your house
a system refers to a chart or diagram of the system.