Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals

Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals

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This book touches on an area seldom explored: the mathematical underpinnings of the relational database. The topic is important, but far too often ignored. This is the first book to explain the underlying math in a way that's accessible to database professionals. Just as importantly, if not more so, this book goes beyond the abstract by showing readers how to apply that math in ways that will make them more productive in their jobs. What's in this book will "open the eyes" of most readers to the great power, elegance, and simplicity inherent in relational database technology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 379 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 28.96mm | 1,134g
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • XXVIII, 379 p.
  • 1590597451
  • 9781590597453
  • 875,079

Table of contents

Logic: Introduction
Set Theory: Introduction
Some More Logic
Relations and Functions
Tables and Database States
Tuple, Table, and Database Predicates
Specifying Database Designs
Specifying State Transition Constraints
Data Retrieval
Data Manipulation
Implementing Database Designs in Oracle
Summary and Conclusions
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"It starts with the mathematical foundation of relational databases: concepts and their notation are introduced step-by-step, defined, and clearly explained. ... this book is a very good introduction to the foundations of database design for an intermediate or advanced audience ... ." (K. Balogh, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (12), December, 2008)
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"It starts with the mathematical foundation of relational databases: concepts and their notation are introduced step-by-step, defined, and clearly explained. ... this book is a very good introduction to the foundations of database design for an intermediate or advanced audience ... ." (K. Balogh, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (12), December, 2008)
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About Lex DeHaan

Lex de Haan studied applied mathematics at the University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands. His experience with Oracle goes back to the mid-1980s, version 4. He worked for Oracle Corporation from 1990 to 2004 in various education-related roles, ending up in Server Technologies (product development) as senior curriculum manager for the advanced database administration curriculum. In that role, he was involved in the development of Oracle9i and Oracle Database 10g. In March 2004, he decided to go independent and founded Natural Join B.V. (http://www.naturaljoin.nl). From 1999 until his passing in 2006, he was involved in the ISO SQL language standardization process, as a member of the Dutch national body. He was also one of the founding members of the OakTable network (http://www.oaktable.net).
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