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Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals

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Paper covered boards with corner bumps, otherwise whole book in a well hinged & good condition. This book touches on an area seldom explored: the mathematical underpinnings of the relational database. The topic is important, but far too often ignored. This is the first book to explain the underlying math in a way that's accessible to database professionals. Just as importantly, if not more so, this book goes beyond the abstract by showing readers how to apply that math in ways that will make them more productive in their jobs. What's in this book will "open the eyes" of most readers to the great power, elegance, and simplicity inherent in relational database technology. Relational databases hold data, right? They do indeed, but to think of a database as nothing more than a container for data is to miss out on the profound power that underlies relational technology. A far more powerful way of thinking lies in relational technology's foundation in the mathematical disciplines of logic and set theory. Databases contain truths or propositions describing some area of interest such as a business. Those truths are organized into sets. Operations from logic and set theory can be applied to existing sets of truths to derive new sets of truths. Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals introduces you to this way of thinking, to the logic and set theory that underlies relational database technology. All this may sound abstract now, but there are profound benefits from the deeper understanding you'll gain from this book. The math that you'll learn in this book will put you above the level of understanding of most database professionals today. You'll better understand the technology and be able to apply it more effectively. You'll avoid data anomalies like redundancy and inconsistency. Understanding whats in this book will take your mastery of relational technology to heights you may not have thought possible. This book is reviewed and endorsed by C. J. Date and features a foreword by the same.

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Author(s):
Lex de Haan & T Koppelaars
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x18x3 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1590597451
ISBN-13:
9781590597453
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
Apress

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Paper covered boards with corner bumps, otherwise whole book in a well hinged & good condition. This book touches on an area seldom explored: the mathematical underpinnings of the relational database. The topic is important, but far too often ignored. This is the first book to explain the underlying math in a way that's accessible to database professionals. Just as importantly, if not more so, this book goes beyond the abstract by showing readers how to apply that math in ways that will make them more productive in their jobs. What's in this book will "open the eyes" of most readers to the great power, elegance, and simplicity inherent in relational database technology. Relational databases hold data, right? They do indeed, but to think of a database as nothing more than a container for data is to miss out on the profound power that underlies relational technology. A far more powerful way of thinking lies in relational technology's foundation in the mathematical disciplines of logic and set theory. Databases contain truths or propositions describing some area of interest such as a business. Those truths are organized into sets. Operations from logic and set theory can be applied to existing sets of truths to derive new sets of truths. Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals introduces you to this way of thinking, to the logic and set theory that underlies relational database technology. All this may sound abstract now, but there are profound benefits from the deeper understanding you'll gain from this book. The math that you'll learn in this book will put you above the level of understanding of most database professionals today. You'll better understand the technology and be able to apply it more effectively. You'll avoid data anomalies like redundancy and inconsistency. Understanding whats in this book will take your mastery of relational technology to heights you may not have thought possible. This book is reviewed and endorsed by C. J. Date and features a foreword by the same.

Author(s):
Lex de Haan & T Koppelaars
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x18x3 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1590597451
ISBN-13:
9781590597453
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
Apress

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