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Abstract

The goal of this chapter is to clarify terminology used by database professionals and academics. The question often arises as to whether or not reading about database design theory is at all worthwhile. Of course it is—would you fly in a plane with a pilot who didn’t understand the theory of flight, or drive on a bridge designed by an engineer who didn’t understand physics? No, so why expect your customers to come to you for database expertise if you don’t understand the theory that supports database design?

Keywords

Relational Theory Logical Design Binary Relationship Term Table Data Definition Language 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Louis Davidson 2004

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  • Louis Davidson

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