| News & Announcements
| 12/9 - HW4 solution posted. |
12/3 - Quiz3 solution and Quiz4 solution posted.
12/3 - Final topics posted.
12/3 - Midterm solution posted.
11/16 - HW 4 posted. Due date 12/6 before 7pm.
11/15 - Project query selection posted (due date changed to 11/27)
11/5 - HW3 and Project topic selection due date postponed until 11/8
11/1 - HW 3 Testbed posted.
10/28 - HW 2 solution posted.
10/28 - Midterm Prob 3 solution posted.
10/26 - HW 3 posted (due date 11/6).
10/23 - Project topic selection posted (due date 11/6).
10/19 - Re-test on Problem 3 next Tuesday (10/30)
10/15 - HW2 deadline extended until Thursday (10/18) before midnight.
10/12 - Quiz 2 solution posted.
10/8 - Please check your GMU email for midterm information.
10/5 - Please change Problem 2, #8 to "Find the art group, if any,
that's liked by ALL customers." The original question is not
expressable in Relational Algebra/Calculus!
9/26 - HW 2 posted (due date: 10/16 in class).
9/25 - Quiz 1 solution posted.
9/5 - HW 1 posted (due date: 9/18 in class). Please read the submission guide.
9/3 - More on prerequisites: If you answer yes to ALL of the following conditions, please bring your transcript and class
syllabus (if the title of the class does not clearly state that it's
equivalent to our prerequisite courses). You must get a B or better, or
equivalent, in those prerequisite classes.
1. Your undergraduate degree is NOT computer science.
2. You are not an ISE nor CS student.
3. You took the prerequisite classes from a university outside of the U.S.
ISE students who have not been waived from the foundation courses are NOT allowed to take this class.
8/31 - If you haven't filled out the Satisfaction of Prerequisite
form, please do so and bring it to the class on Tuesday. For
descriptions on the prerequisite courses (INFS 501, 515, and 590), see here.
Dr. Jessica Lin
& Technology II, Room 453
jessica [AT] ise [DOT] gmu [DOT] edu
Office Hours: Monday 4-6pm
TA Huaming Liu
Email: hliu5 [AT] gmu [DOT] edu
Office: Science & Technology II, Room 432
Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4pm
Innovation Hall 105
INFS 501, 515, 590 or equivalent.
will be given in the beginning of the class. They may or may not be
announced in advance. The
lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.
There will be a midterm exam and a final exam covering lectures and
readings (both will be in class, closed book). The final exam
(comprehensive) includes topics covered in the entire semester. Exams
must be taken at the scheduled time and place. Missed exams cannot be
familiar with the GMU Honor Code. Any deviation from this is considered
an Honor Code violation. All assignments for this class are individual
unless otherwise specified.
of Database Systems |
Ch.2: Introduction to Database Design
Ch.3: The Relational Model
Ch.4: Relational Algebra and
Ch.19: Schema Refinement and Normal Forms
Note: If time permits, more
chapters will be added.
by Ramakrishnan and Gehrke
|1||8/28||Introduction (Ch. 1)||Lecture 1||slides last updated 4:52pm, 8/28|
|2||9/4||ER Model (Ch. 2)||Lecture 2||slides last updated 9/5|
|3||9/11||Relational Model (Ch. 3)||Lecture 3|| |
|4||9/18||Relational Algebra (Sec.
4.1-4.2)||Lecture 4|| hw1 due |
|5||9/25||Relational Calculus (Sec.
4.3-4.4)||Lecture 5|| |
|6||10/2||SQL (Sec. 3.4,
5.1-5.5)||Lecture 6|| |
|7||10/9||No Class|| || |
|8||10/16||Midterm|| || hw2 due|
|9||10/23||Relational Algebra/Calculus review|| Lecture 7||Lecture 7 slides are mostly the same as Lecture 5. Lecture 6 slides will also be used.|
|10||10/30||SQL, con't|| Lecture 8||Midterm re-test on Problem 3|
(Sec. 19.1-19.3)|| Lecture 9||Project topic selection due|
hw3 due (hw3 testbed)
|12||11/13||Decomposition and Normal
Forms (Sec. 19.4-19.6)||Lecture 10|| |
|13||11/20||Review on Normalization Theory ||Lecture 11|
|14||11/27||Database Programming & Transaction Management Overview (Sec 6.1-6.3, 16.1, 16.6, 21.3)||Lecture 12|| Query selection due|
|15||12/4||Review|| ||hw4 due on 12/6 by 7pm|
|16||12/11||Final Exam|| ||Final report due||