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Engineering Set 1

UNT Unit 1

Science Knowledge of principles and causes; especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the qualities and functions of living tissues, etc.
Technology The practical application of science to commerce or industry. Generally takes the form of an artifact.
Engineering Originally, the art of managing engines; in its modern and extended sense, the art and science by which the mechanical properties of matter are made useful to man in structures and machines.
Artifact Any object made by human beings, especially with a view to subsequent use. An object produced or shaped by human craft.
Iterative Repeating, cyclical.
Innovation A new way of doing something; an improvement on an existing form, composition or processes.
Constraint Limitation or restriction.
Trade-off The exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, especially to effect a compromise.
Ergonomics Human factors engineering, an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker.
Standards Something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; those morals, ethics, habits, etc., established by authority, custom, or an individual as acceptable.
Inventions A new, useful process, machine, improvement, etc., that did not exist previously and that is recognized as the product of some unique intuition or genius, as distinguished from ordinary mechanical skill or craftsmanship.
Entrepreneur A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Economics Financial considerations; the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind.
Models A representation, generally in miniature, to show the construction or appearance of something; a simplified representation of a system or phenomenon, as in the sciences or economics, with any hypotheses required to describe the system or explain the pheno
Criteria A standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something.
Ethics A system of moral principles.
System An assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole.
Infrastructure The fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants, and schools.
Capital The wealth, whether in money or property, owned or employed in business by an individual, firm, corporation, etc.
Society A highly structured system of human organization for large-scale community living that normally furnishes protection
Culture The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.
Smelting To fuse or melt (ore) in order to separate the metal contained to obtain or refine (metal) in this way.
Alloy A substance composed of two or more metals
Pragmatic Of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
MTBF Mean time between failures
Created by: lkimberland