Purple leaf

MA475A: Ring and Field Theory (Winter 2019)

Calendar Description

Rings; subrings, quotient rings and ring homomorphisms; ideal theory; polynomial rings; integral domains and divisor theory; fields and field extensions; the Fundamental Theorem of Galois Theory.††


MA222, MA323.


Professor Kaiming Zhao (PhD)
Office: LH3042 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., or by appointment.
E: kzhao@wlu.ca


Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. in 2C16 (Arts Building)


Kaiming Zhao, Ring and Field Theory, Lecture Notes for 2019.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA475 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 Written Assignments: 20%
  • Midterm Test (Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in class): 30%
  • Final Examination (2 hours; exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

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 MA475 and is provided for the convenience of students.