Book Description
This book shows you what a real relational product would be like, and how and why it would be so much better than what’s currently available. Most books try to use SQL as a vehicle for teaching relational theory, but this book deliberately takes the opposite approach. Its primary aim is to teach relational theory as such. Then it uses that theory as a vehicle for teaching SQL, showing in particular how that theory can help with the practical problem of using SQL correctly and productively.
Table of Contents
 Dedication
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 About the Author
 Preface

I. Foundations
 1. Basic Database Concepts
 2. Relations and Relvars
 3. Keys, Foreign Keys, and Related Matters
 4. Relational Operators I
 5. Relational Operators II
 6. Constraints and Predicates
 7. The Relational Model
 II. Transactions and Database Design
 III. SQL
 IV. Appendixes
 Index
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 Copyright
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