CMSC 424 Spring 2013

CMSC 424 Section 0101 Spring 2013

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in CMSC 330 and 351. The goal of this course is to introduce students to database systems and motivate the database approach as a mechanism for modeling the real world. The course will cover in depth the relational model,  logical database design, query languages, and other database concepts  including query optimization, concurrency control, transaction management, and log based crash recovery.  Distributed and Web architecture databases will also be discussed. The class project requires a complete analysis, design, and implementation of a database application.
 
CLASS & OFFICE HOURS
Class meets TuTh 12:30-1:45pm,   Room CSI 1121  
Professor: Nick Roussopoulos
Email:
Office hours: Wed 1-2 pm or by appointment
Office AVW 3235, Tel. 405-2687

TAs: Walaa Eldin Moustafa & Udayan Khurana
Email: wa.moustafa@gmail.com & udayankhurana@gmail.com
Office hours: Udayan: Thursday 3 - 4 pm. Walaa: Tueday 11:15 - 12:15 pm.
Office: AVW 1112
* TA's Announcements and Course Material
* SQL 1 SOLUTIONS
* SQL 2 SOLUTIONS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The class size has been extended already by 25% and therefore it is very unlikely that anyone can be oversubscribed or allowed to sit in.
Course syllabus and details on the requirements will be discussed in the first day's lecture.
Course Syllabus
* Homework 1
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Homework 1 SOLUTIONS
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Homework 2: Due 3-7-2013
* Homework 2 SOLUTIONS
* Homework 3: Due 4-16-2013
* Homework 3 SOLUTIONS
* Homework 4: Due 5-2-2013
* Homework 4 SOLUTIONS '
* SQL Assignment, Deadline, and Data are posted in TAs Announcements above.
* Project Description and Material
READING & PREPARING FOR THE COURSE
Oracle SQLPlus
Oracle SQL Developer Video
Oracle Online Documentation
Lecture Slides 1-33
Lecture Slides 34-101
Lecture Slides 119-151
Lecture Slides 152-189
Lecture Slides 191-287
Lecture Slides 288-349
Lecture Slides 350-380
Lecture Slides 381-419
READING & PREPARING FOR THE MIDTERM
Chapters: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-8.5 and Lecture notes
Midterm's Solutions
PAPERLESS

READING & PREPARING FOR THE FINAL (comprehensive)
All the midterm readings and the following (ranges X-Y include both endpoints X and Y)
Chapters 10,11, [12-12.7.1 (except of hybrid hash join)], [13-13.5] [14-14.8] [15-15.1.4] [16-16.6], [17-17.3.3.4],
[20-20.8 except 20.4.1.1-20.4.4], [22-22.2], and Lecture notes
TEXT BOOK
Required text: Korth & Silberschatz "Database System Concepts," 6th Edition, McGraw Hill 2011. Note the CD version of the book is NOT required.
I HIGHLY recommend reading ahead from the text and the notes even if you don't understand most of the concepts. This gives you a big advantage in understanding the material while covered in class and it saves enormously when you read the material and do the practice exersizes of the book.
GRADING
A student's grading will be determined from homeworks (10%), two SQL assignments (10%), a midterm (20%), a final exam (30%) and a project (30%). The project requires analysis, design, development, implementation, and documentation in three phases. Phase I: Requirement Analysis and System Analysis; Phase II: Schema and Application Program design; and Phase III: Implementation followed by a demo.
  • Make-up policy: No make-up exam will be given except for medical and emergency reasons.
  • Delayed work: No delayed work will be accepted, unless accompanied by a doctor's note.
  • Cheating: If caught in a cheating situation your database transactions will be aborted!
    EXCUSED ABSENSES DUE TO ILLNESS
    Students claiming a excused absence must apply in writing and furnish documentary support (such as from a health care professional who treated the student) for any assertion that the absence qualifies as an excused absence. The support should explicitly indicate the dates or times the student was incapacitated due to illness. Self-documentation of illness is not itself sufficient support to excuse the absence. An instructor is not under obligation to offer a substitute assignment or to give a student a make-up assessment unless the failure to perform was due to an excused absence. An excused absence for an individual typically does not translate into an extension for team deliverables on a project.
    DISABILITY
    Any student eligible for and requesting reasonable academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide, to the instructor in office hours, a letter of accommodation from the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) within the first two weeks of the semester.
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