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the generation of knowledge and processes to develop systems that solve problems and extend human capabilities
a person who applies the process of technology to solve problems
a work saving device that HELPS a technologist do work
a work saving device that can do work WITHOUT help
the act of sending and recieving information
What are the two types of production?
manufacturing and custom
What is the difference between manufacturing and custom?
manufacturing is making in mass, custom is making just one
the ability to do work
What are the two types of energy?
potential and kinetic
What is the difference between potential and kinetic energy?
potential is at rest, kinetic is in motion
the use of energy to do work
moving something from place to place
the practical application of mechanical devices, products, substances, or organisms to improve the human conditon or contribute to the harmony between humans and the environment
What are the seven types of resources?
peorple, tools and machines, materials, time, money, energy, skills/talent
info, ideas and activities that we need to provide to determine what you want to accomplish
the conversion of ideas or activities through the use of machines resources and labor into useful products
what the ststem produces
the part of a system that measures and controls the outcome of a system
making more then one copy of a product
invented moveable type printing writing works possible
the first duplicated product
worldwide machines began to be powered by other machines and production was faster
pattened the cotten gin
making many copies of a product all at once
What are the four parts of the mass production system?
special machines, specialized labor, jigs and fixtures, standard system of measurement
What is the key to mass production?
The parts are interchangeable
improved mass production by perfecting the assembaly line
beat Ford to the market place with the first mass produced car in the U.S.
an economic system where people have the freedom to create ways to make money for themselves and compete with others doing the same thing
a person who uses money or other property as investments to make MORE money or property in return
a person who starts their own business and takes risks
hired by the owner to make decisions in a business running
hired to do the actual work in a business.
the money that is left over after all bills and payroll have been paid of