Database Applications

Electronics and Computer Engineering
3 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 42,0 TP + 4,0 OT

- António Casimiro Teixeira Batista
- Ana Carla Vicente Vieira

Not applicable.

Provide the students with skills to interact with Databases Management Systems (DBMS) using standard tools, to design formally correct databases and to produce complex SQL (Structured Query Language) commands.

1- Relational Model
2 - Relationships. Instances and schemes. Data dictionary . Keys.
Primary key, foreign key and indices. Integrity and rules.
3 - Functional dependencies and normalization. First normal form
(1FN), second normal form (2FN), third normal form (3FN) and
Boyce-Codd normal form.
4 - Entity-relationship method. Extended E-R.
5 - SQL. SQL?s DDL commands. SQL?s DML commands

Evaluation Methodology
Theoretical test (50%).
Practical assessment (50%): exercise (35%) and evaluation (65%) tests.

- Date, C. (2003). An Introduction to Database Systems. (Vol. 1). US: Addison Wesley
- Pereira, J. (1989). Tecnologia de Base de Dados. (Vol. 1). Portugal: FCA - Editora Informática
- Antonio, B. e Ana, V. (0). Apontamentos de ABD.Acedido em1 de setembro de 2015 em http://e-learninng.ipt

Method of interaction
Theoretical-practical and laboratory classes including problem solving and experimental work.

Software used in class