Schaum's Outline of Fundamentals of Relational Databases

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December 6, 2000


Electronic book text, 249 pages


0071378693 / 9780071378697

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Main description

• More than 200 completely solved problems and an equal number of supplementary problems facilitate the understanding of database technology • Complete scripts allow students to create and populate all databases used in the book • Syntax and database technology employed by the most important database developers are featured, including Oracle, Microsoft Access, and DB2 • Lab and practice tests similar to the tests currently used in the database certification exams for database developers are included to help students master database problems

Table of contents

An Overview of DBMS and DB Systems Architecture. Relational Database Concepts. An Introduction to SQL. Functional Dependencies. The Normalization Process. Basic Security Issues. The Entity-Relationship Model.

Author comments

Ramon Mata-Toledo (Harrisonburg, VA) is Associate Professor of Computer Science at James Madison University. Pauline Cushman, Ph.D. (Harrisonburg, VA) is Assistant Professor of Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science.

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  • Over 200 solved problems with examples from Oracle, MS Access and DB2
  • Ideal for independent or classroom use

    Use with these courses:

    • Introduction to Databases
    • Introduction to Management Information Systems
    • Database Systems
    • Database Management



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    Inside, you will find:

    • Full coverage of the database system used by most manufacturers including Microsoft and Oracle
    • Complete scripts to create and populate all databases used in the book
    • Labs and practice tests similar to tests currently used in certification exams
    • Language features that are applicable across platforms

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    Chapters include:

    • An Overview of DBMS and DB Systems Architecture
    • Relational Database Concepts
    • An Introduction to SQL
    • Functional Dependencies
    • The Normalization Process
    • Basic Security Issues
    • The Entity-Relationship Model

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