Introduction to Database Systems

York University
Winter 2013
Class Homepage
Instructor: Parke Godfrey
Office: #2050 CSE
Office Hours: We 3–5pm
& by appointment / availability
Ph#: 416-736-2100 x66671
e-mail: godfrey@cse.yorku.ca
Term: Winter 2013
Time: Tu & Th 5:30–7:00pm
Place: HNE #B15
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 2013. Materials, instructions, and notices for the course will accumulate here over the semester.

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  • Final exam at 9am on Tuesday 16 April in #103 LSB (Life Science Building).

    Please note that LSB is not the Lassonde Building! (And there is no #103 Lassonde in any case.)


Lecture Notes

  1. Introduction
    • Databases: Asking the Computer Questions. PDF
  2. Design
  3. Queries
  4. Applications


  Projects, Tests, etc.