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Re: Elmasri or Date

From: Alan <alan_at_erols.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 15:53:44 -0500
Message-ID: <brt44p$793br$1@ID-114862.news.uni-berlin.de>


Elmasri is a very good book, and is a standard text in many colleges. If you are not mathematically minded, you can skip the algebraic gobbildy-gook that permeates the book. Most of it is not necessary, but is helpful if you are thus inclined.

"shannon" <shannon_at_nolunchmeat.com> wrote in message news:brt3gi$qla$04$1_at_news.t-online.com...
> As all insist I should read my text book, then I guess its time to buy
one,
>
> I am doing online tutorials but there is not enough content in them to
> make the complex stuff understandable,
>
> the two textbooks that I see most mentioned are,
>
> Fundamentals of Database systems
> (Ramez Elmasri, Shamkant Navathe)
>
> An Introduction to Database Systems
> (C.J.Date)
>
>
> Fundamentals is vastly more expensive than the other, Is it worth it?
>
> Are there acceptable alternatives?
>
> Greetings
>
> Shannon
>
>
Received on Thu Dec 18 2003 - 14:53:44 CST

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