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MA215A: Set Theory (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

Equivalence relations and partitions; countable and uncountable sets; ordered sets; development of number systems.


MA121 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs.


Ping Zhang (DPhil)
Office location: LH3065 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., or by appointment.
Email: pzhang@wlu.ca


Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. in BA209 (Bricker Academic Building)


Seymour Lipschutz, Set Theory and Related Topics, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 1998.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA215 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Midterm Tests (35% of the higher mark + 15% of the lower): 50%
  • Midterm Test (Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in class): 30%
    Midterm Test 1: (Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m., Theatre Auditorium)
    Midterm Test 2: (Friday, Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m., Theatre Auditorium)
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

Students must achieve a score of at least 40% of the marks available on the final examination to be eligible to pass the course. The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA215 and is provided for the convenience of students.