Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and relationships through the use of deductive reasoning, and includes both the elegance of pure theory and the application of this theory to all human endeavours.
As a mathematics student, you will study topics from the fields of algebra, analysis, geometry and applied mathematics. You'll be rewarded for you hard work with sophisticated analytical tools, a highly developed ability in precise critical thinking, and a general knowledge of the main streams of mathematical thought and their applications to various disciplines.
The Math/Stats Learning Centre at MacEwan
Mathematics is frequently regarded as a very difficult discipline but instead of a sinkorswim approach, MacEwan University has taken extra steps to ensure students have the tools to succeed in university math. The Math/Stats Learning Centre provides additional help on a dropin basis to students encountering problems in their mathematics or statistics classes. Instructors from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics staff the centre, outside of class time, for 20 to 30 hours per week, Monday to Saturday. The Math/Stats Learning Centre is located in room 6313B. The schedule is available from the department office.
The course list identifies approved courses that MacEwan University may offer. Not all courses will be offered every year and some courses are restricted to particular programs. Contact an advisor in your program for information on course availability.
2019/20
Mathematics
MATH 099  Precalculus Mathematics


MATH 100  Calculus I


MATH 101  Calculus II


MATH 102  Applied Linear Algebra


MATH 114  Elementary Calculus I


MATH 115  Elementary Calculus II


MATH 120  Basic Linear Algebra I


MATH 125  Linear Algebra I


MATH 160  Higher Arithmetic


MATH 170  Mathematics for The Liberal Arts

2019/20
Mathematics
MATH 200  Fundamental Concepts of Math


MATH 214  Intermediate Calculus I


MATH 215  Intermediate Calculus II


MATH 222  Discrete Mathematics


MATH 225  Linear Algebra II


MATH 228  Algebra: Introduction to Ring Theory


MATH 241  Geometry


MATH 260  Logic and Reasoning for Teachers

The course list identifies approved courses that MacEwan University may offer. Not all courses will be offered every year and some courses are restricted to particular programs. Contact an advisor in your program for information on course availability.
2019/20
Mathematics
MATH 310  Real Analysis


MATH 311  Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable


MATH 312  Probability Theory


MATH 320  Elementary Number Theory


MATH 321  Fields and Modules


MATH 330  Ordinary Differential Equations


MATH 335  Numerical Methods


MATH 341  Modern Geometries


MATH 350  Introduction to Graph Theory


MATH 361  History of Mathematics


MATH 398  Independent Study

The course list identifies approved courses that MacEwan University may offer. Not all courses will be offered every year and some courses are restricted to particular programs. Contact an advisor in your program for information on course availability.
2019/20
Mathematics
MATH 410  Analysis and Topology


MATH 420  Groups and Galois Theory


MATH 430  Applied Dynamical Systems


MATH 436  Introduction to Partial Differential Equations


MATH 495  Special Topics in Mathematics


MATH 498  Advanced Independent Study in Mathematics


MATH 499  Honours Thesis

The course list identifies approved courses that MacEwan University may offer. Not all courses will be offered every year and some courses are restricted to particular programs. Contact an advisor in your program for information on course availability.
Winter 2020
MATH 495: Special Topics in Mathematics
Topic: Abstract Linear Algebra
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Ramsey
This course develops linear algebra in a theoretical setting. Topics include vector spaces, dual spaces, linear transformations, normal, Hermitian, unitary, positive, projection, idempotent and nilpotent matrices, Jordan canonical form, finitedimensional Hilbert space, the spectral theorem, polar decomposition and von Neumann’s inequality. Most of the course deals with finitedimensional vector spaces but we touch upon infinite dimensions as well, for instance proving that every vector space has a basis.
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in MATH 225 and in at least one 300level math course.
How to Enrol: To enrol, students need to email Program Services at artsandscience@macewan.ca starting at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of their enrolment appointment. Students who fulfill the prerequisites will be enrolled on a firstcomefirstserved basis.
Permission Required: Yes
Math 114 Gateway Exam
Successful completion of the Math 114 gateway exam can be used as a prerequisite for MATH 114. The exam covers material from high school, with special emphasize on algebra, trigonometry, and functions. The test is 90 minutes long with 20 multiple choice questions. A passing grade is 12/20 correct. Calculators are not permitted.
You get only two attempts (once per term) to pass the MATH 114 Gateway Exam.
Practice Questions
Download Mathematics 114 Gateway Exam practice questions (.pdf) »
Math 160 Gateway Exam
Successful completion of the Math 160 gateway exam can be used as a prerequisite for MATH 160. The exam covers a broad range of topics from elementary and high school mathematics, from fractions and integers, through algebra and trigonometry, to graphing and functions. The test is 60 minutes long with 43 multiple choice questions. A passing grade is 30/43 correct. Calculators are not permitted.
You may rewrite the MATH 160 Gateway Exam several times.
Exam Dates
All exams take place at City Centre Campus. You must register at least 1 day before the date you wish to write the exam. You will also need to bring picture ID.
Spring/Summer 2019
Date  Time  Location 

Monday, April 29, 2019  10 a.m.  Room 5110 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019  10 a.m.  Room 5161 
Wednesday, July 3, 2019  10 a.m.  Room 5110 
To register, or if you have questions, please contact Cristina Spradbrow • cristina.spradbrow@macewan.ca
The information you will need to plan your major in mathematical sciences or your major or minor in mathematics can be found under Current Students.
Abid Ali
Sessional Lab Instructor, Mathematics M.Sc. (Sargodha) 5105A, City Centre Campus 
Cristina Anton
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics PhD (Alberta), PhD (Center for Mathematical Statistics of the Romanian Academy) 5103C, City Centre Campus 
Sunil Barran
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics M.Sc. (Alberta), B.Sc. (Hons) (McMaster) 5107D, City Centre Campus 
Elaine BeltaosKerr
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta), M.Sc. (Alberta), B.Sc. (Dalhousie) 5101B, City Centre Campus 
Ion Bica
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5101E, City Centre Campus 
Adrian Biglands
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5107J, City Centre Campus 
Karen Buro
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics PhD (Aachen, Germany) 5107C, City Centre Campus 
Robert Engel
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics B.Sc. (Alberta) 5107A #1, City Centre Campus 
Meymanat Farzamirad
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5105A, City Centre Campus 
Allan Hildebrandt
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics M.Sc. (Manitoba) 5105 #3, City Centre Campus 
Cristian Ivanescu
Assistant Professor, Mathematics PhD (Toronto) 5101A, City Centre Campus 
Shelley Lorimer
Associate Professor, Engineering PhD (Alberta), P.Eng. 5172C, City Centre Campus 
David McLaughlin
Registrar and Associate VicePresident, Institutional Planning and Analysis PhD (Alberta), M.Sc. (Alberta), B.Sc. (Hons) (Dalhousie) 622H, 
John O'Connor
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics M.Sc. (National University of Ireland), M.Sc. (Alberta) 5103A, City Centre Campus 
Christopher Ramsey
Assistant Professor, Mathematics PhD (Waterloo) 5107M, City Centre Campus 
Mark Solomonovich
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and Tomsk State University) 5103B, City Centre Campus 
Cristina Spradbrow
Administrative Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 5107, City Centre Campus 
Nicolae Strungaru
Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) On Sabbatical Leave 5101D, City Centre Campus 
Adi Tcaciuc
Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5103D, City Centre Campus 
Nataliya Zadorozhna
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Ukraine) 5107B, City Centre Campus 
Cristina Anton
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics PhD (Alberta), PhD (Center for Mathematical Statistics of the Romanian Academy) 5103C, City Centre Campus 
Elaine BeltaosKerr
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta), M.Sc. (Alberta), B.Sc. (Dalhousie) 5101B, City Centre Campus 
Ion Bica
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5101E, City Centre Campus 
Karen Buro
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics PhD (Aachen, Germany) 5107C, City Centre Campus 
Cristian Ivanescu
Assistant Professor, Mathematics PhD (Toronto) 5101A, City Centre Campus 
Shelley Lorimer
Associate Professor, Engineering PhD (Alberta), P.Eng. 5172C, City Centre Campus 
David McLaughlin
Registrar and Associate VicePresident, Institutional Planning and Analysis PhD (Alberta), M.Sc. (Alberta), B.Sc. (Hons) (Dalhousie) 622H, 
John O'Connor
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics M.Sc. (National University of Ireland), M.Sc. (Alberta) 5103A, City Centre Campus 
Christopher Ramsey
Assistant Professor, Mathematics PhD (Waterloo) 5107M, City Centre Campus 
Mark Solomonovich
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and Tomsk State University) 5103B, City Centre Campus 
Nicolae Strungaru
Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) On Sabbatical Leave 5101D, City Centre Campus 
Adi Tcaciuc
Professor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5103D, City Centre Campus 
Nataliya Zadorozhna
Associate Professor, Mathematics PhD (Ukraine) 5107B, City Centre Campus 
Abid Ali
Sessional Lab Instructor, Mathematics M.Sc. (Sargodha) 5105A, City Centre Campus 
Adrian Biglands
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5107J, City Centre Campus 
Robert Engel
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics B.Sc. (Alberta) 5107A #1, City Centre Campus 
Meymanat Farzamirad
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics PhD (Alberta) 5105A, City Centre Campus 
Allan Hildebrandt
Sessional Instructor, Mathematics M.Sc. (Manitoba) 5105 #3, City Centre Campus 
Sunil Barran, Discipline Advisor
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics M.Sc. (Alberta), B.Sc. (Hons) (McMaster) 5107D, City Centre Campus 
Karen Buro, Chair
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics PhD (Aachen, Germany) 5107C, City Centre Campus 
John O'Connor, Discipline Advisor
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics M.Sc. (National University of Ireland), M.Sc. (Alberta) 5103A, City Centre Campus 
Cristina Spradbrow, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 5107, City Centre Campus 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Room 5107, City Centre Campus
10700  104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
Phone: 7804975786
Fax: 7804975203
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.