Relational Algebra

  • Elvis C. Foster
  • Shripad Godbole


One of the reasons for the success and longevity of the relational model is that it is firmly grounded on mathematical principles (of linear algebra and set theory), which are well known and well documented. The (normalized) relational tables are by design organized in such a way as to promote and facilitate manipulation of data to yield meaningful information.


Relational Algebra Secondary Operation Date Notation Select Statement Relational Assignment 

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© Elvis C. Foster and Shripad Godbole 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elvis C. Foster
    • 1
  • Shripad Godbole
    • 2
  1. 1.Associate Professor of Computer ScienceKeene State CollegeNew HampshireUSA
  2. 2.Senior Manager of Database AdministrationMerkle Inc.MarlboroughUSA

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