Date Description

Data and Control Abstractions

Sept 30

Lecture 1: Introduction and the Relational Model

Reading: None

Additional resources:

  • For each lecture, additional resources refer to extra readings that provide more information about the material we cover in class.
  • In the case of book chapters from the R&G book, the chapters listed provide a less detailed and more accessible overview than the papers. It is a good idea to take a look at these book chapters if the papers become confusing. You should still strive to get a depth of understanding at the level of the papers.
  • Chapters 1 and 3 through 5 in R&G book,
  • E.F. Codd. A relational model of data for large shared data banks. Communications of the ACM, 1970 [pdf]