Spring 2011: Database Management [INFS614]

Professor: Carlotta Domeniconi, Rm 4424 ENG, carlotta\AT\cs.gmu.edu, Office hours: TR 10:30am11:30am, or by appointment

Teaching Assistant: Yuan Li, Rm 4456 ENG, ylif\AT\gmu.edu, Office hours: TBA

Prerequisites: INFS 501, INFS 515, INFS 519, SWE 510. Specifically:
good background in discrete mathematics
(e.g., mathematical logic,
set theory, relations and functions); programming (good knowledge
of Java), data structure and algorithms, computer
architecture and operating systems.
NOTE: PREREQUISITES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Textbooks:
R. Ramakrishnan and J. Gehrke, Database Management Systems,
Third Edition, McGrawHill, 2003.
R. Sunderraman, Oracle 9i Programming: A Primer, Addison Wesley, 2004.

Course Description:
Introductory course in databases.
Topics covered include:
EntityRelationship model, Relational model, Relational Algebra, SQL,
Theory of database design.

Course Format:
Lectures by the instructor.
Grading will be based on homework assignments,
a midterm exam, and a final exam.
All work in this course
must be done on an individual basis. This includes tests and homework
assignments.
Any deviation from this policy will be considered a
violation of the GMU Honor Code.