ECEE 610 001
Office: 834 Rhodes
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (the most reliable way to contact me outside of class or office hours)
See the course instructor during office hours for all questions related to course, except for the solution of review problems. Help in working the review problems can be had from the course TA.
The development and use of highly structured databases. The focus is on agents that support the solution of computer problems requiring the use of large amounts of interrelated data. Particularly, data that are stored in a complex manner and are used to develop information. The emphasis is on theoretical, underlying issues; a practicum in database programming will not be provided.
- Garcia-Molina, Ullman, Widom, Database Systems, The Complete Book, Prentice-Hall, ISBN: 0130319953
- Connolloy, Begg, Database Systems, Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0321523067
Simsion, Witt, Data Modeling Essentials, Elsevier (Morgan Kaufmann) ISBN: 0126445516
Date, An Introduction To Database Systems, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0321197844
Ullman, Principles of Database and Knowledge-Base Systems, vol 1
Published by either: Computer Science Press or Freeman (either version is OK)
This text is out of print but is strongly recommended.
Good Additional Sources Of Information:
Awadm Gotterer, Database Management, Boyd & Fraser
Marakas, Modern Data Warehousing, Mining, and Visualization, Prentice-Hall
Martin, Managing the Data-Base Environment, Prentice-Hall
Supplemental Materials - a single packet (available from: Duplication Services, Medical Center Public Relations, Dyer Hall, Room 511e):
- - Some of the view graphs that will be used
- - Learning objectives drawn from old exams
Additional Supplementary Materials (found in journals in the library):
How You Will Be Graded:
Three examinations: all exams are comprehensive; each examination is approximately of the same time length:
The material on the examinations will largely be drawn from lectures. A substantial portion of the examinations will be taken directly from the homework. Consequently, you are encouraged to solve the relevant learning objective questions before taking an exam.
It is expected that you do all of the relevant learning objectives questions found in the packet. It is your task to be professional and schedule your own efforts. Your work on the learning objective questions will not be turned in. However, a substantial number of the examination questions will be directly drawn from the learning objective questions.
If you have a concern about this class, you are encourage to discuss it immediately and directly with the course instructor. However, as some people may be unwilling to do this, a representative for the class will be chosen by the class. The task of this representative is to convey concerns of students to the instructor.
Planning Your Future In This Course:
This course requires consistent work. Normally, people who fall behind should withdraw and take the course at another time. It is pretty hard to catch up. Grades in this class last quarter ranged from "A" to "F." This course is available for both undergraduate and undergraduate credit. Graduate students and undergraduates are expected to perform equally. Last quarter, both undergraduates and graduates received "A"s as well as "F"s.
Suggestions on working on the learning objectives:
Copying The Instructor's Notes And Images
The instructor's notes and images will not be lent to individual students. This material is essential to the instructor doing his job and past lending to individual students has resulted in a variety of problems.
- The instructor's notes and transparencies are a personal work product, developed and produced on a personally owned computer. Many of the transparencies used in class are available in the packet. Other than those, you must capture (during lecture) any notes that you wish to have. If you miss a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact fellow students to copy their notes.
- Usually, directly and immediately after class, you may come by the instructor's office and compare your notes with the instructor's transparencies.