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The Structure of the Relational Database Model

  • Jan Paredaens
  • Paul De Bra
  • Marc Gyssens
  • Dirk Van Gucht

Part of the EATCS Monographs on Theoretical Computer Science book series (EATCS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 19-60
  4. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 61-112
  5. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 113-131
  6. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 132-155
  7. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 156-176
  8. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 177-201
  9. Jan Paredaens, Paul De Bra, Marc Gyssens, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 202-219
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 220-233

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an overview of the most fundamental aspects of the theory that underlies the Relational Database Model. As such it is self-contained though experience with formal models and abstract data manipulating on the one hand and with the practical use of a relational system on the other hand can help the reader. Such experience will offer the reader a better understanding of and a motivation for the different concepts, theories and results mentioned in the book. We have focussed on the most basic concepts and aspects of the relational model, without trying to give a complete overview of the state of the art of database theory. Recently a lot of books on databases in general and on the relational model in particular have been published. Most of them describe the use of database systems. 'Some clarify how information has to be structured and organized before it can be used to build applications. Others help the user in writing down his applications or in finding tricky ways to optimize the running time or the necessary space. Another category of books treat more fundamental and more general aspects such as the description of the relational model, independent of any implementation, the decomposition in normal forms or the global design of distributed databases. Few, however, are the books that describe in a formal way some of the subjects mentioned above.

Keywords

Datenbank Rationale Datenbank SQL classification database database theory information relational database

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Paredaens
    • 1
  • Paul De Bra
    • 1
  • Marc Gyssens
    • 1
  • Dirk Van Gucht
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversiteit AntwerpenAntwerpenBelgium
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-69956-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69958-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69956-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2654
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