An Introduction to Database Systems: Relational Model Value Package / Edition 7

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This package includes the c2000 An Introduction to Database Systems, 7e by C. J. Date with a new supplement The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis, also by C. J. Date. All college adoption copies of the core textbook alone will be fulfilled with this new value bundle at no additional cost. For information about the core textbook An Introduction to Database Systems, 7e, please see that listing.

E.F. Codd invented the relational model over 30 years ago, and in doing so, sparked what is today a multibillion-dollar industry. The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysisis a retrospective of Codd's original ideas in which Date revisits the original papers, highlights their fundamental contributions to database systems technology, and discusses the current-day applications of these ideas.


  • A free 140-page booklet, The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis, will accompany each new copy of Date's An Introduction to Database Systems, 7e for each adoption copy.
  • The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis is an historical account and assessment of E.F. Codd's original ideas in which Date
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201547320
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7

Table of Contents

1. The Birth of the Relational Model, Part 1.
The first two papers.
Codd's fundamental contributions.
The 1969 Paper.

2. The Birth of the Relational Model, Part 2.
The 1969 Paper continued.

3. The Birth of the Relational Model, Part 3.
The 1970 Paper.
Data Dependencies in Existing Systems.
Normal Form.
Miscellaneous Issues.

4. Codd's Relational Algebra.
Overview of the Paper.
Relational Algebra Operations.
Concluding Remarks.

5. Codd's Relational Calculus.
Relational Calculus: An Overview.
Relational Calculus Expressions.
Codd's Reduction Algorithm.
Calculus vs. Algebra.

6. Data Sublanguage ALPHA, Part 1.
An Overview of ALPHA.
Data Definition Operations.
Data Manipulation Operations.

7. Data Sublanguage ALPHA, Part 2.
Miscellaneous Issues.
Language Levels.
Concluding Remarks.

8. The First Three Normal Forms, Part 1.
The Normalization Papers.
Advantages of Further Normalization.
Major New Concepts.

9. The First Three Normal Forms, Part 2.
Optimal Normal Forms.
Prime Attributes Revisited.
The SJT Example.
Concluding Remarks.

10. Relational Really is Different.
Overview of the Paper.
A Note on Ordering.
Concluding Remarks.

11. Extending the Relational Model.
Bogus vs. Genuine Extensions.
"The Object/Relational Model".
The RM/T Paper: Basics.
The RM/T Paper: Extensions.

12. Relational Forever!
Relational Objectives.
So what is the Relational Model?
Wither the Relational Model?

Appendix A: A Definition of the Relational Model.
Appendix B: References and Bibliography.
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