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Clear explanations of theory and design, broad coverage of models and real systems, and an up-to-date introduction to modern database technologies result in a leading introduction to database systems. Intended for computer science majors, Fundamentals of Database Systems, 6/e emphasizes math models, design issues, relational algebra, and relational calculus. A lab manual a...more
Hardcover, Sixth Edition, 1200 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Addison Wesley (first published 1989)
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Nawal Al-Qussyer
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well, this book is great for those who wants to master database=P
Eric Phetteplace
Textbook for LIS490DB Introduction to Databases

Really poor textbook. Repeatedly framed things in set theory, which is unnecessary and probably only served to confuse non-mathematics majors, also failed to demonstrate good naming practices in database examples. I basically stopped reading the textbook and started using online materials and lecture slides instead. The Wikipedia articles on databases are far superior to this monstrosity. I did use the book as a reference guide a few times and will...more
CD Athuraliya
Everything you need to know about databases in simple terms.
Alejandro Teruel
I read the first edition of this book in the early 1990s and was blown away by its simple and clear explanations compared to other textbooks of the time (Date, Wiederhold). I very much appreciated its treatment of EER (chapters 3, 15, 16).

Since then I have dipped into more recent editions from time to time and always found it worthwhile.
Reviewed if only to reinforce one of the core and common texts that underpin what is fast becoming a fractured and divergent field. One day we will mourn the passing of the relational database, but for now, this is a staple read for any in the field.
Bushra GM
This Book Is Just a great and so easy to Understand , It has a lot Of sad Memories to me , But I survive in The Database Course with it After God Willing , I will keep it Forever :)
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Dr. Elmasri is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Elmasri received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1972. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University in 1980.
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