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
Office hours: Wed 1-2 pm or by appointment
Office AVW 3235, Tel. 405-2687
Walaa Eldin Moustafa &
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
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.
Homework 1 SOLUTIONS
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 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
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], [17-188.8.131.52],
[20-20.8 except 184.108.40.206-20.4.4], [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
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
GRADINGA 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
Delayed work: No delayed work will be accepted, unless accompanied by a
Cheating: If caught in a cheating situation your database transactions will
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.
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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