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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/9/11 Chapter 2: An Introduction to Systems By: Valerie Bodden Thiara Fernandez Xavier Baquero
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8/9/11 System and its Definitions System: an entity composed or diverse, but interrelated parts that function together as a complex whole. Components: each of the individual parts of a system. State: the set of important attributes a system has at a particular time.
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8/9/11 Example of a System: System: Vehicle Components: Engine, Tires, Doors, Transmission, Seats. State: Non- Functional
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8/9/11 Couplings Definition: They are links that allow the flow of information from one component to the next. Positive Coupling: occurs when both components have the same effect. Negative Coupling: occurs when the components have opposite effects.
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8/9/11 Example of Couplings: Electric Blanket Blanket Temperature Body Temperature Blanket Temperature Blanket Temperature Positive Coupling Negative Coupling Negative Feedback Loop Blanket Temperature Body Temperature
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8/9/11 Feedback Loops Feedback is the self-perpetuating mechanism of change and response to that change. Negative Feedback Loop: as seen in the last
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