General Information


Teaching Assistants

Mr. Yang LIUAB1 407B3943
Mr. Ying XIEAB1 5053943

Course Description

This course is intended as an introduction to modern abstract algebra and the way of algebraic thinking in advanced mathematics. The course focuses on basic algebraic concepts which arise in various areas of advanced mathematics, and emphasizes on the underlying algebraic structures which are common to various concrete mathematical examples. Topics include: groups, rings, fields, polynomial rings, Boolean algebras; Permutation group, coset and factor group, normal subgroup, isomorphism theorems.


Homework Assignments

Presentation Slides

Homework Solutions

Tutorial Solutions

Midterm Exam Solutions

Assessment Scheme

Homework and Tutorial Assignments 10%
Midterm Test (March 9, 2018) 35%
Final Exam 55%

One must take the Final Exam in order to be eligible for passing the course.

Honesty in Academic Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself / herself familiar with the content of the following website:

and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.