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PLTW CIM Lesson 1.2

Toppenish High School -PLTW CIM Lesson 1.2 Control Systems

Automation The use of technology to ease human labor or extend the mental or physical capabilities of humans.
Closed Loop A system that uses feedback from the output to control the input.
Control System A system in which one or more outputs are forced to change in a desired manner as time progresses.
Decision Block The diamond-shaped block used for YES/NO questions. These blocks have two outputs, 1 (for yes) and 2 (for no).
Flow Chart A graphical representation of the progress of a system for the definition, analysis, or solution of a data-processing or manufacturing problem.
Flow Lines The connecting line or arrow between symbols on a flow chart.
Input/Output Block A function that makes information available for processing or that records processed information.
Interface The connection between the computer and the control system.
Iterative Process flow that may repeat or skip steps until some condition is satisfied.
Open Loop A control system that has no means for comparing the output with input for control purposes. An open-loop system often requires human intervention.
Potentiometer A variable resistor.
Process Block Part of a flowchart that tells the program what action to take.
Schematic A diagram that uses special symbols in place of actual pictures. In a wiring schematic, for example, a squiggly line is used to represent a resistor.
Sequential Occurring in regular succession without gaps.
Simulation A representation of a situation or problem with a similar but simpler model or a more easily manipulated model in order to determine experimental results.
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