Theory and Practice of Relational Databases
The study of relationship databases is a core component of virtually every undergraduate computer science degree course. This new edition of Theory and Practice of Relationship Databases retains all the features that made the previous edition such as success, and goes on to give even more comprehensive and informative coverage.
Written in a tutorial style and containing a great many examples and exercises as well as extensively using illustrative and explanatory graphics, the author has produced an undergraduate textbook of great depth and clarity that is very easy to follow. The subject of relational databases is brought to life by the writing style and the inclusion of an homogenous case study that reinforces the issues dealt with in each chapter.
The primary objective of the book is to present a comprehensive explanation of the process of development of database application systems within the framework of a set processing paradigm. Since the majority of these applications are built as relationship systems, a complete though reasonably concise account of that model is presented. Dr. Stanczyk has achieved this by concentrating on the issues that contribute significantly to the application development while de-emphasizing purely theoretical aspects of the subject. This has led to an imaginative and highly practical textbook that will be an excellent read for the undergraduate computer science student.
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2 Data modelling
3 The relational model
4 Relational algebra
5 LEAPthe algebraic DBMS
7 Further normalization
8 Structured Query Language
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ADDRESS algorithm application application software associated attribute names attribute values BCNF candidate key Chapter complex concept consider constraints contains corresponding create data model data structures data types database design database system DBMS decomposed decomposition defined delete domains employee enrolled entity integrity entity occurrence entity type example execution exists foreign keys functional dependencies given hence holds implemented information system insert join dependencies LEAP LECTURER logical method module run MODULE_RUN multivalued dependency MySQL necessarily non-loss Normal Form null object type object-oriented operand particular PL/SQL possible instance predefined prerequisite primary key processing programming language query tree Real World record referential integrity REGISTER relational algebra relational database relational model relationship relevant represent representation require result retrieval schema semantic set of STUDENT shown in Fig specified SQL expressions sth->execute sth->finish STNO stored string subset superkey TITLE tuples typically variable