Concepts of Database Management

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Cengage Learning, Aug 22, 2007 - Computers - 386 pages
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This concise yet comprehensive introduction to fundamental database concepts is an indispensable resource to develop your knowledge of database management concepts. Now in its sixth edition, Concepts of Database Management maintains the focus on real-world cases that made previous editions so effective addressing the most current database issues faced today such as database design, data integrity, concurrent updates, and data security. Special features include detailed coverage of the relational model (including Query-By-Example (QBE) and SQL), normalization and views, database design, database administration and management, and more. This book's advanced topics include distributed databases, data warehouses, stored procedures, and triggers fostering an in-depth understanding of database management that will prepare users for success in their fields.
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Contents

Introduction to Database Management
1
The Relational Model 1 Introduction QBE and Relational Algebra
29
The Relational Model 2 SQL
69
The Relational Model 3 Advanced Topics
117
Database Design 1 Normalization
149
Database Design 2 Design Method
177
DBMS Functions
225
Database Administration
253
Database Management Approaches
275
Comprehensive Design Example Marvel College
313
SQL Reference
345
How Do I Reference
355
Answers to OddNumbered Review Questions
357
Glossary
365
Index
377
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Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics. He has authored more than 75 textbooks and hasco-authored three levels of Microsoft Office Access 2013 books for the Shelly Cashman Series and A Guide to SQL.

Joseph J. Adamski spent 12 years as a computer professional at aerospace and financial services companies and is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Grand Valley State University. He has worked as a computer professional and educator for over 40 years with a special interest in database management and personal uses of databases.

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