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U. 2 Tech Vocab

Unit 2 tech vocab

TermDefinition
Data Data- Facts and statistics used for reference and analysis.
Design Brief Design Brief-A written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints. The design brief is used to encourage thinking of all aspects of a problem before attempting a solution.
Design Process Design Process- A systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem or satisfy human needs and wants and to winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.
Design Statement Design Statement-A part of a design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design solution should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.
Designer A person who designs a variety of things. This usually implies the task of creating drawings or in some ways uses visual cues to organize his or her work.
Detail Drawing Detail Drawing-A dimensioned, working drawing of a single part, also referred to as a part drawing.
Ecosystem Ecosystem- A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Emphasis Emphasis-Special importance, value, or prominence given to something.
Engineer Engineer- A person who is trained in and uses technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Engineer’s Notebook Engineer’s Notebook- A record of design ideas generated in the course of an engineer’s employment that others may not claim as their own.An archival record of new ideas and engineering research achievements.
English System English System- Also referred as the U.S Customary system. This measuring system based on the foot, second, and pound as the units of length, time and weight or mass.
Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency- EPA is the acronym for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ergonomics Ergonomics-The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently.
Ethical Ethical-Conforming to an established set of principles or accepted professional standards of contact.
Ethics Ethics- The moral principles governing or influencing conduct.
Evaluate Evaluate-To form and idea of the amount or value of,assess.
Evolution Evolution-A gradual development.
Manufacture Manufacture- To make something, especially on a large scale using machinery.
Marketing Marketing-The promotion and selling of products or services.
Manufacturing Process Manufacturing Process-The transformation of raw material into finished goods through one or more of the following: Casting and Molding, Shaping and Reshaping for forming, Shearing, Pulverizing, Machining, for material removal, or welding.
Mock-up Mock-up-Also referred to as the Appearance model. A model or replica of a machine or structure for instructional or experimental purposes.
Mode Mode- The value that occurs the most frequently in a given data set.
Model A visual, mathematical, or three-dimensional representation in detail of an object or design, often smaller than the original. A model is often used to test ideas, make changes to a design, and learn more about what would happen to a similar, real object.
Market Research Market Research-The activity of gathering information about consumers’ needs and preferences.
Negotiation Negotiation- Mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement.
Normal Size Normal Size-The designation of the size established for a commercial product.
Process Process-1. Human activities used to create, invent, design, transform, produce, control, maintain, and use products or systems; 2. A systematic sequence of actions that combines resources to produce an output.
Non-Renewable Resource Non-Renewable Resource- A resource or raw material that cannot be grown or replaced once used.
Product Product-A tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work.
Profile Profile-An outline of something as seen from one side.
Normal Distribution Normal Distribution-A function that represents the distribution of variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph.
Problem Statement Problem Statement-A part of design brief that clearly and concisely identifies a client’s or target consumer’s problem, need, or want.
Raw Material Raw Material-Any natural resource that is used to make finished products.
Repeatability Repeatability- The ability to replicate or duplicate a result.
Research Research- The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Residue Residue-A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
Standard Standard-Something considered by an authority or general consent as a basis of comparison.
Product Lifecycle Product Lifecycle-Stages a product goes through from concept and use to eventual withdrawal from the market place
Statistics Statistics-Collection of methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, organizing, summarizing, presenting, analyzing, interpreting, and drawing conclusions based on data.
Renewable Resource Renewable Resource- A resource or raw material that can be grown or replaced.
Occupation Safety and Health Administration A gov't organization whose mission is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety.
NIEE National Institute for Engineering Ethics,Viewed as a cooperative effort among many engineering organizations with potential for far-reaching influence and impact, NIEE can and should bridge the various disciplines within the engineering profession.
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers,the society concerns itself with a variety of issues relating to engineering, including ethics, the image of the engineer, the rights of engineers , news of the profession, and continuing education opportunities.
Whistle Blowing A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower)is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring in a government department or private company or organization.
Obligations An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral. There are also obligations in other normative contexts, such as obligations of etiquette,and social obligations
Software Piracy Software piracy refers to practices which involve the unauthorized copying of software.Most nations have copyright laws. In those countries,it is a copyright violation to download,or distribute copyrighted material without permission
A person's behavior is ALWAYS ethical when he/she... A.) Does what is best for HIM OR HERSELF B.) Has good intentions NO MATTER what result C.) Does what is best for EVERYONE D.) Does what is the most PROFITABLE C.) Does what is best for everyone
Engineers should follow their professional ethics code because a.It helps them avoid legal problems b.It tells the public what to expect from engineers c.It raises the image of the profession and get more profit d.The public will trust engineers more D.)It is the way a engineer should be.
The first and foremost obligation of registered professional engineers is to: a.The public welfare b.Their employer c.The government d.The engineering profession a.The public welfare
Professional engineers should undertake services for clients only when: a.They really need the fees b.Their own bid is the lowest one c.They are fully technically competent to carry out the services d.Carrying out the services wouldn’t involve more ti c.They are fully technically competent to carry out the services
Engineers should act ethically because: a.If they do not, they risk getting demoted or fired b.The boss wants them to c.It feels good d.That is the way responsible engineers behave d.That is the way responsible engineers behave
Engineers should act ethically because: a.If they do not, they risk getting demoted or fired b.The boss wants them to c.It feels good d.That is the way responsible engineers behave d.That is the way responsible engineers behave
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