## A Methodology for Systems Engineering, Volume 24 |

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**effect**of their genius at mecha- nizing jobs . Labor is regarded as a variable cost ; wage rates fluctuate , and the company can control the amount of labor it uses . Machinery to perform jobs represents a fixed cost which must be paid ...Page 188

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**effect**, and it shows that if the price of one good rises , a loss of real income ( as contrasted with dollar , or nominal income ) occurs , resulting usually in smaller pur- chases of at least one , and possibly all goods in the budget ...Page 276

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**effect**, must be performed using equation ( 9-11 ) . This can be very tedious , especially if t is large , and / or if compounding n times a year is required to make the assumptions as realistic as possible . There are a few classes of ...### Contents

WHAT IS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING? | 3 |

THE TD2 RADIO RELAY SYSTEM | 23 |

3 4 The State of the Environment at the End of | 32 |

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alternative analog computer analysis basic behavior block diagram called channel Chapter circuit complete components cost creative criterion decision decision theory defined demand functions direct distance dialing discussed economic environment equation equipment evaluation example existing exploratory feedback frequency given important income individual inputs and outputs interval scale kind laboratory level of measurement logical loop manufacture Mason's rule matrix means measure ment methods minimax mixed strategy objectives operations research optimal organization payoff payoff matrix phase physical system possible preference probability problem profit properties prospectus radio ratio ratio scale relation requirements satisfy scale signal signal-flow graph specific standing plans statistical studies subsystems systems engineering systems engineering process systems synthesis TD-2 system technical techniques telephone television theory tion transfer function transmission utility utility function value system variables