Topic 7

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7.1 – Control (HL only)

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Centralized control systems
7.1.1Discuss a range of control systems7.1.1 
7.1.2Outline the uses of microprocessors and sensor input in control systems7.1.2 
7.1.3Evaluate different input devices for the collection of data in specified situations7.1.3 
7.1.4Explain the relationship between a sensor, the processor and an output transducer7.1.4 
7.1.5Describe the role of feedback in a control system7.1.5 
7.1.6Discuss the social impacts and ethical considerations associated with the use of embedded systems7.1.6 
Distributed systems
7.1.7Compare a centrally controlled system with a distributed system7.1.7 
7.1.8Outline the role of autonomous agents acting within a larger system7.1.8