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Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementations and Management (with Coursemate and ebook) [Paperback]

Stephen Morris , Keeley Crockett , Peter Rob , Carlos Coronel

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11 Jan 2013 140806636X 978-1408066362 2nd Revised edition
The second edition of Database Principles maintains its engaging writing style and brevity; its unique balance between theory and practice and its wealth of examples throughout the text; inspiring student-friendly learning at its best. The international edition provides a solid and practical foundation for the design, implementation and management of database systems. This foundation is built on the notion that, while databases are very practical things, their successful creation depends on understanding the important concepts that define them. The new edition has been updated with all the latest developments and technologies and incorporates a generous number of localised and motivating business vignettes that tie the concepts to real-life situations. This edition is suitable for a first course in databases at undergraduate level and will also provide essential material for conversion postgraduate courses. Providing comprehensive and practical coverage of core database concepts, it is an ideal text not only for those studying database management systems in the context of computer science, but also those on courses in the areas of information systems and business information technology. This textbook also comes packaged with a fully tailored CourseMate and an Instructor's website will also be available to adopters.

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PART I: DATABASE SYSTEMS Chapter 1: The Database Approach Chapter 2: Data Models Chapter 3: Relational Model Characteristics Chapter 4: Relational Algebra PART II: DATABASE ALTERNATIVES Chapter 5: Data Modeling with Entity Relationship Diagrams Chapter 6: Data Modeling Advanced Concepts Chapter 7: Normalizing Database Designs PART III: DATABASE PROGRAMMING Chapter 8: Beginning Structured Query Language Chapter 9: Procedural Language SQL and Advanced SQL PART IV: DATABASE DESIGN Chapter 10: Database Development Process Chapter 11: Conceptual, Logical and Physical Database Design PART V: IMPLEMENTATION ALTERNATIVES Chapter 12: Managing Transactions and Concurrency Chapter 13: Managing Database and SQL Performance PART VI: DATABASE MANAGEMENT Chapter 14: Distributed Databases Chapter 15: Databases for Decision Support Chapter 16: Interacting with Databases Through the Web ONLINE APPENDICES (Available on CourseMate) Appendix A: Designing Databases with Visio Professional: A Tutorial Appendix B: New Case study TBC : Conceptual, Logical and Physical Database Design Appendix C: The University Lab: Conceptual, Logical and Physical Database Design Appendix D: Converting an ER model into a Database Structure Appendix E: Comparison of ER Modelling Notations Appendix F: Client /Server Systems Appendix G: Object-Orientated Databases Appendix H: Databases in e-Commerce Appendix I: The Hierarchical Database Model Appendix J: The Network Database Model Appendix K: Database Administration Appendix L: Data warehouse implementation factors Appendix M: Creating a new database using ORACLE 11g Appendix N: A Guide to using SQL Developer with ORACLE 11g Appendix O: Building a simple Object-relational database using ORACLE Objects Appendix P: Microsoft access tutorial

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Steven Morris completed his Bachelor of Science and PhD from Auburn University. He has taught Database Design and Development, Database Programming with Advanced SQL and PL/SQL, Systems Analysis and Design, and Principles of MIS at Middle Tennessee State University. Steven has published many articles, and currently serves on the review boards of several journals. Dr Keeley Crockett is a Reader in Computational Intelligence in the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She gained a BSc Degree (Hons) in Computation from UMIST in 1993, and a PhD in the field of machine learning in 1998 entitled "Fuzzy Rule Induction from Data Domains". She has been teaching within the field of database systems and data engineering for 14 years to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is a member of the Intelligent Systems Group which has established a strong international presence in its research into Conversational Agents and Adaptive Psychological Profiling including an international patent on "Silent Talker". She has published over 50 refereed conference papers and journal articles in major international conferences and journals. She is the current Chair of the IEEE Women into Computational Intelligence (2012) and a senior member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Peter Rob has 32 years experience teaching file systems, database systems design, database design, database applications development, and more. Peter's real-world experience includes two years as a Director of Operations at an aviation chart company, 20 years as a consultant for hands-on operations systems analysis/development and database systems design, and 15 years experience as a statistical quality control systems analysis and systems/applications developer. Carlos Coronel is currently the Lab Director for the College of Business Computer Labs at Middle Tennessee State University. He has over 25 years of experience in various fields as a Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Web Manager, and Technology Specialist, and has taught courses in Web development, database design and development, and data communications at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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