Introduction to Database Systems

2 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
9780071246507: Introduction to Database Systems
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

Most books on databases have the size and content of a book of magic written in the ancient language of Tolkien’s Ents. To counter this trend, Introduction to Database Systems is small and concise by design. It aims to provide students, academics and professionals with a rigorous, convenient and economical reference.

The book describes the essential concepts pertaining to the design and programming of database applications with relational database management systems. It covers conceptual modelling with the entity-relationship model and logical modelling with the relational model. It also presents the techniques for the normalisation of logical designs based on functional dependencies, i.e., the decomposition into Boyce-Codd and third normal forms.

Also covered are t-uple and domain relational calculi, as well as relational algebra. This book illustrates the main SQL data definition and data manipulation statements and looks at contemporary approaches to coupling SQL with general purpose programming languages.

Introduction to Database Systems concludes with a brief catalogue raisonné of textbooks on databases.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

The authors, Barbara Catania and Stéphane Bressan, are database researchers who have published and presented their works in major international journals and conferences. They have been teaching databases courses and other computer science and information technology topics at higher education institutions throughout the world.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 26.00
US$ 548.75

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Stephane Bressan; Barbara Catania
Published by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) (2005)
ISBN 10: 0071246509 ISBN 13: 9780071246507
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education (Asia), 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0071246509

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 548.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds