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DTS Vocab: Semester 1

Straightforward Approach steps/pathway to a solution are given
Trial and Error Approach trying something and trying again if it doesn't work
Iterative Approach testing it out and keeping what works and fixing what doesn't
Systematic Approach having a systematic way of eliminating possibilities
Design Process Define the problem; Brainstorm; Research and Generate Ideas; Criteria and Constraints; Explore possibilities; Select an approach; Develop a Design Proposal; Make a Prototype; Test the Design; Refine the Design; Create it; Communicate Process and Results
Mechanical Core Technology motion produced by mechanical parts
Electrical Core Technology production from electrical energy
Electronic Core Technology small amounts of electricity to process
Structural Core Technology putting together parts for support
Fluid Core Technology using fluid to apply force or transport
Optical Core Technology using light to do work
Thermal Core Technology getting work from heat energy
Biotechnology Core Technology altering organisms and biological processes
Materials Core Technology producing, altering, and combining materials
Criteria desired features of the product or system
Constraint relate to the limitations of the design
Financial Criteria/Constraint cost-benefit ratio for the device
Production Criteria/Constraint the resources available for the device
Technical Criteria/Constraint the operational and safety characteristics that the device must meet
Market Criteria/Constraint the function, appearance, and value of the device
Environmental Criteria/Constraint relationship between the device and the natural and social environments
Flexibility Design Principle available to accommodate change
Balance Design Principle symmetrical balance
Proportion Design Principle relationship in size of one component to another
Function Design Principle each part has a purpose
Sequential Algorithmic Instructions 2 instructions that if their order of execution changes, the product is changed
Conditional Algorithmic Instructions 1 instruction that depends upon some preexisting state
Repetitive/Iterative Algorithmic Instructions 1 instruction that is executed repeatedly until a certain condition is met
Concurrent Algorithmic Instructions 2 instructions done at the same time
Syntax Error a grammar error; program will not run but give an error message; usually easy to fix
Logical Error an error in design; will run but give wrong results; most difficult to fix
Run-Time Error an execution error; will run but give an error message; not always easy to fix
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