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Database Management Systems (3RD 03 Edition)by Raghu Ramakrishnan
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Database Management Systems provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals of database systems. Coherent explanations and practical examples have made this one of the leading texts in the field. The third edition continues in this tradition, enhancing it with more practical material.
The new edition has been reorganized to allow more flexibility in the way the course is taught. Now, instructors can easily choose whether they would like to teach a course which emphasizes database application development or a course that emphasizes database systems issues. New overview chapters at the beginning of parts make it possible to skip other chapters in the part if you don't want the detail.
More applications and examples have been added throughout the book, including SQL and Oracle examples. The applied flavor is further enhanced by the two new database applications chapters.
Table of Contents
2 Introduction to Database Design
4 Relational Algebra and Calculus
2 Application Development
7 Internet Applications
8 Overview of Storage and Indexing
10 Tree-Structured Indexing
4 Query Evaluation
13 External Sorting
15 A Typical Relational Query Optimizer
16 Overview of Transaction Management
18 Crash Recovery
19 Schema Refinement and Normal Forms
21 Security and Authorization
22 Parallel and Distributed Databases
24 Deductive Databases
26 Data Mining
28 Spatial Data Management
30 The Minibase Software