Introduction to Database Systems

York University
Winter 2009
Class Homepage
Instructor: Parke Godfrey
Office: #2050 CSE
Office Hours: Th 2-4pm
& by appointment / availability
Ph#: 416-736-2100 x66671
e-mail: godfrey@cse.yorku.ca
Term: Winter 2009
Time: Tu & Th 5:30-7:00pm
Place: CB #115
Textbook: Raghu Ramakrishnan & Johannes Gehrke
Database Management Systems
Third Edition, 2003
WCB/McGraw Hill.
ISBN: 0-07-246563-8
URL: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~dbbook
Class URL: http://www.cse.yorku.ca/course/3421/

Welcome to the course Introduction to Database Systems, CSE-3421 for winter term 2009. Materials, instructions, and notices for the course will accumulate here over the semester.

  Class Bulletin Board

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  • Tuesday 19 May 2009 is our last day of lecture. There are classes on Thursday 21 May 2009; however that Thursday follows Friday's schedule (to make up for classes that meet on Fridays).

  • Our final exam is scheduled for 7-10pm Tuesday 26 May 2009 in SLH #F.

  • Projects #3 & #4 are up and running.
    Both are due by 11:59pm Friday 22 May 2009.

    After that is late, but work submitted before our final exam will be accepted with no penalty.


Lecture Notes

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Queries
  4. Applications


  Projects, Tests, etc.