# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Modeling
PLTW Unit 6
20
Engineering
Not Applicable
04/02/2004

Term
 Lateral Thinking
Definition
 Creative thinking; the ability to look at a given situation or problem in a nontraditional way. Also known as divergent thinking.
Term
 Sketching
Definition
 A freehand type of drawing; without the use of drawing tools.
Term
 Vertical Thinking
Definition
 Also called high-probablity thinking or convergent thinking.
Term
 Bar Graph
Definition
 A graph that uses lines or bars that are horizontal or vertical to represent a quantity.
Term
 Chart
Definition
 A diagram that shows the relationship between two or more numerical quantities, such as the age and average height of an individual.
Term
 Line Graph
Definition
 A diagram or a visual representation using a broken line to show the relationship between certain sets of numbers.
Term
 Pie Graph
Definition
 A chart or diagram that is useful for representing percentages; a pie represents the entire percentage, so a particular slice can represent a portion of the whole.
Term
 Pictograph
Definition
 A chart or diagram that uses small pictures or symbols to represent a certain quantity following the format of a bar graph.
Term
 Scale
Definition
 The ability to change the proportions or size of one part of the image in relationship to the other.
Term
 Jinks Method
Definition
 A form of modeling, which uses square dowels connected by gluing reinforcing gussets of index card stock.
Term
 Mock-Up
Definition
 A physical model constructed from inexpensive materials intended to represent a design and analyze design concept, commonly called appearance models. This is constructed proportionally correct but not normally to scale.
Term
 Prototype
Definition
 A full size, functional, working model of a design that is completed before a part is manufactured, which allows the object to be tested and analyzed before production begins.
Term
 Analysis
Definition
 The detailed examination of something in order to understand it better or draw conclusions from it.
Term
 Formula
Definition
 A set of algebraic symbols expressing a mathematical fact, rule, etc.
Term
 Volume
Definition
 The space occupied by a three-demensional object measured in cubic units.
Term
Definition
 A feature that can resize when constrained to other features. A part that is not constrained to a specific size or shape.
Term
Definition
 Parts created in place and parts placed from parts files. Parts that have underconstrained features that resize according to their placement in an assembly.
Term
 Chamfer
Definition
 A slight surface angle used on the sharp edges of a product.
Term
 Constraints
Definition
 Rules that govern the position and relationships among sketch geometry or the relationships between parts in an assembly.
Term
 Dimension
Definition
 Numerical value used on a drawing to describe location, size, shape, or geometric characteristic
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