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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  Retest 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. 
Instructor: Dr. Jessica Lin Office: Science
& Technology II, Room 453 Phone:
7039934693 Email:
jessica [AT] ise [DOT] gmu [DOT] edu Office Hours: Monday 46pm TA Huaming Liu Email: hliu5 [AT] gmu [DOT] edu Office: Science & Technology II, Room 432
Office Hours: Wednesday 24pm Classes Tuesdays
7:2010:00pm Innovation Hall 105 Prerequisites: INFS 501, 515, 590 or equivalent. Grading
Assignments: 20% Project: 15% Quizzes: 5% Midterm: 25% Final: 35%
Exams Quizzes
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
made up.
Honor Code
Statement Please 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. Topics
(Revised)
Ch.1: Overview
of Database Systems Ch.2: Introduction to Database Design
Ch.3: The Relational Model Ch.4: Relational Algebra and
Calculus
Ch.5: SQL Ch.19: Schema Refinement and Normal Forms
Note: If time permits, more
chapters will be added.  Textbook
"Database
Management Systems"
3rd Edition by Ramakrishnan and Gehrke 
Tentative
Schedule No  Dates  Topics  Slides  Notes  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.
4.14.2)  Lecture 4  hw1 due  5  9/25  Relational Calculus (Sec.
4.34.4)  Lecture 5   6  10/2  SQL (Sec. 3.4,
5.15.5)  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 retest on Problem 3  11  11/6  Functional Dependencies
(Sec. 19.119.3)  Lecture 9  Project topic selection due
hw3 due (hw3 testbed)  12  11/13  Decomposition and Normal
Forms (Sec. 19.419.6)  Lecture 10   13  11/20  Review on Normalization Theory  Lecture 11 
 14  11/27  Database Programming & Transaction Management Overview (Sec 6.16.3, 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 
 