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AMS 103, Applied Mathematics in Modern Technology

Technologies that drive our modern world rely critically on applied mathematics. This course explores "How does it work?" for selected technologies that rely on mathematics and statistics, e.g., internet search, social networking, financial markets, online auctions, cell phones, DNA sequencing, GPS, Wii, Google maps, and more.

Prerequisite:  Level 3 or higher on the mathematics placement examination

3 credits


Course Materials required for winter and spring 2021:

"Applied Mathematics in Modern Technology" by Matthew Reuter, 2020; Great River Learning Publishing. This is an electronic textbook.

You may purchase access through an access card (ISBN:  9781644962992) , available at the University bookstore),  or directly from the publisher (visit