CSE 532: Theory of Database Systems
Instructor: Himanshu Gupta (Office hours: 4pm Tuesdays/Thursday or by appointment, CS 1424; Phone: 632 8446)
TA: Fatima Zarinni (fzarinni@cs; Email her for an appointment).
- Finals course includes everything we have covered in class (all the slides till "Concurrency Control", plus deadlocks from Chapter 19 slides).
- OFFICE HOURS: 3-5:30pm Monday (before the finals).
- HW5 are outside the office.
- FINALS will be OPEN BOOK. Time: 5:30-8pm on Monday (5/20/13). In our classroom.
Textbook Exercises: As a general rule, for any textbook exercise, you
are allowed to use only those concepts that have been covered in or before the
textbook section where that exercise appears.
Unless mentioned otherwise, you are welcome to discuss homework problems among yourselves.
However, you must write your own solutions and must acknowledge such collaboration
with the submission.
The textbook exercises marked '*' have their solution available online (on the
textbook website), and you are welcome to have a look at them. However,
Using any other means (including other text books, anybody other than your
classmates' help, solutions on web, etc.) to get access to assignment
would constitute violation of honor code. You are welcome to use other
resources to understand/grasp underlying concepts, but accessing solutions
through any other resources is not acceptable.
If you have any questions regarding this, please ask me. I
would deal with such violations VERY STRICTLY.
Database Systems: The
Complete Book by Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeff Ullman, and Jennifer Widom. SECOND edition.
(First two chapters are available online).
The exercise numbers in the INTERNATIONAL 2nd edition of the text book may be different.
- Assignments/Quizzes: 50%
- Midterm: 20%
- Finals: 30%
Tentative List of Topics (Slides will become available over time)