CPSC 437/537: Database Systems (Fall 2021)

Time: TTh, 9:00am - 10:15am
Location: Linsly-Chittenden Hall -- located at 63 High Street

Instructor: Avi Silberschatz (AKW 308, avi@yale.edu)
Office Hours: By appointment

TA: Ferhat Erata (AKW 203, ferhat.erata@yale.edu)
Office Hours: Thursday, 1 PM to 2 PM
Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/my/ferhat

TA: Tong Cheng (On Zoom, tong.cheng@yale.edu)
Office Hours: Monday, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/my/tongcheng

TA: Jialu Zhang (AKW 210, jialu.zhang@yale.edu)
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1 PM to 2 PM
Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/my/jialuzhang

Textbook: Database System Concepts, Seventh Edition.
The text is recommended but not required

Course description: Database management has evolved from a specialized computer application to a central component of virtually all enterprises, and, as a result, knowledge about database systems has become an essential part of an education in computer science. In this course, we present the fundamental concepts of database management. These concepts include aspects of database design, database languages, and database-system implementation.

The material is intended for a first course in databases at the junior or senior undergraduate, or first-year graduate, level. In addition to basic material for a first course, the course covers advanced material that can be used for course supplements, or as introductory material for an advanced course.

Syllabus: An introduction to database systems. Data modeling. The relational model and the SQL query language. Relational database design, integrity constraints, functional dependencies, and normal forms. Implementation of databases: file structures, indexing, query processing, transactions, concurrency control, recovery systems, and security.