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MA323A: Introduction to Groups and Rings (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

Examples and basic properties of groups and rings including their substructures, quotient structures and homomorphisms.


MA215 or MA222.


Professor Kaiming Zhao (PhD)
Office location: LH3042 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., or by appointment.
Email: kzhao@wlu.ca


Monday and Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in 1C17 (Arts Building)


A First Course in Abstract Algebra by John Fraleigh, 7th Edition (2003), Addison-Wesley.


Only non-programmable, non-graphing calculators are allowed during the midterm test, and the final examination.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA323 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:

  • Four Assignments: 20%
  • Midterm Exam (Wednesday, Nov. 1, in class): 35%
  • Final Exam (2 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 45%

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 MA323 and is provided for the convenience of students.

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