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MA686E: Special Topics: Topics in Abstract Algebra: Ring and Field Theory (Winter 2018)

Calendar Description

A detailed examination of a special topic not covered by the Department's regular course offerings. The topic and evaluation scheme must be approved by the Department.


Permission of the Department of Mathematics.


Professor Kaiming Zhao (PhD)
Office: LH3042 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., other times by appointment.
Email: kzhao@wlu.ca


Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. in 1C16 (Arts Building)


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


Students may use a non-programmable, non-graphing calculator on the midterm test and the final examination.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA686E 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 Test (Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, 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 MA686E and is provided for the convenience of students.