Survey of logical and physical aspects of database management systems. Data models including entity-relationship (ER) and relational are presented. Physical implementation (data organization and indexing) methods are discussed. Query languages including SQL, relational algebra, relational calculus, and QBE are introduced. Students will also gain experience in creating and manipulating a database. The course is mostly concerned with the design and querying of databases. A follow up course, CS701, is concerned with the design of system functions for managing databases.
College of Engineering and Computer Science