Database Systems
G22.2433, Spring 1997

Meets: Thursday 5-7 PM at WWH 109


Sridhar Ramaswamy, Phone: 908 582 3583, email:
Office Hours: WWH 424, Thursday 4-5 pm


Fangzhe Chang, Phone: 212 998 3363, email:
Office: 715 Broadway, Room 1005
Office Hours: Monday 2-3:30 PM

Course Description

  The purpose of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts underlying the use and design of a database system. We will cover the design of applications using database systems and the fundamental implementation techniques used in database systems.




Hank Korth, Avi Silberschatz, & S. Sudarshan, Database System Concepts, 3 tex2html_wrap_inline127 edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1996.

Reference Texts

Elmasri, R. and Navathe, S.B., Fundamentals of Database Systems,
Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 1992.

Course Work

  Homework/Project Assignments: 20-30%
Mid-Term Exam: 20-30% ; Final Exam: 50%

Late Homework/Assignment Policy
You will lose 15% of the grade for every week that your homework is late. After four weeks, you will not receive any credit for the Homework/Assignment.

Mailing Lists

  A mailing list has been established for the course. Please join this list by sending mail to with the line ``subscribe g22_2433_sp97'' in the body of the mail message from your account.


  Please note that the syllabus on the next page is provided here only to serve as a rough guideline and is subject to change without notice. The assignments and exams will always be on the material covered in the classroom.


Slides used in the Course


These slides are in postscript format. Typically, you will need some special software on a PC to print postscript. You can get ghostview, a free previewer for postscript, available on the internet from many sites including the Univ. of Wisc: Ghostscript page

Other Info

  I am a member of technical staff at the Database Principles Research Department at Bell Labs. Visit my home page there if you like.

Comments? email me at:

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G22.2433, Spring 1997

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