Communication | Successful professional communication begins with the ability to analyze situational variables and make strategic decisions. | | |

Conservation | In order to analyze or modify a system, it is important to understand how the laws of conservation place constraints on that system. | | |

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Derivatives and Integrals | Derivatives describe the dependencies of change in a system. Integrals help quantify changing properties. | | |

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Differential Equations | Differential equations model changing properties in engineering systems. | | |

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Equilibrium | To determine whether or not a system is at equilibrium, we must understand how a system's equilibrium state is constrained by its boundary and surroundings. | | |

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Governing Rules | A small number of rules describe the physical and chemical interactions that are possible in our universe. | | |

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Information Flow | This video is part of the Information Flow video series. A system is shaped and changed by the nature and flow of information into, within, and out of the system. | | |

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Linearity | Many complex systems are modeled or approximated linearly because of the mathematical advantages. | | |

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Probability and Statistics | Many events and phenomena are probabilistic. Engineers, designers, and architects often use probability distributions to predict system behavior. | | |

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Problem Solving | Scientists, engineers, and architects must devise solutions to open-ended problems with technical and non-technical dimensions. | | |

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Representations | Information can be represented in words, through mathematical symbols, graphically, or in 3-D models. Representations are used to develop a deeper and more flexible understanding of objects, systems, and processes. | | |

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Structure-Function Properties | The structure, function, and properties of a system are related and depend on the processes that define or create the system. | | |

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