Acc 682 Analysis & Design of Accounting databases Announcements


October 31, 1998.

I have placed on the web a handout on how to use the oracle client (SQL Plus 8.0) that is installed on the NT Workstations in the Arthur Andersen Lab. If you have any questions on the logon procedures come and see me. Matt

October 17, 1998.

I have placed on the web the Group Project Guidelines. As usual, this is a postscript document. I shall be discussing the other project in the course next week.

September 10, 1998.

Since all the students in Acc 682 are in the separate section in Acc 681, I am making this announcement here.
At last I have been able to get a good regular classroom for most classes during the semester. However, since I could not get it for ALL classes, I am posting the schedule below:

The Class will be held in Room BA 219 on the following days:
  • September: 15.
  • October: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27.
  • November: 17, 19, 24, 26,.
  • December: 1, 3, 8.

  • The class will be held in the Arthur Andersen Lab (BA 365) on the following days:
  • October: 29.
  • November: 3, 5, 10, 12.

  • Please note the above information, so you can get to the right room on time. Today's (September 10, 1998) class will be in the Arthur Andersen Lab.

    There will be no Acc681 class for this section on September 17, 22, 24, and 29 due to originally scheduled holidays or float. However, there will be a class on October 1, 1998.

    Similarly, there will be no Tuesdays regularly scheduled Acc 682 class on September 22 and 29 due to scheduled holidays.

    I realise the above is confusing, but we have no choice because of the change of class days (from M to TTH) and the already complicated fall schedule this year.

    September 7, 1998.

    As some of you may already have discovered, there are a few on-line resources for the Ullman & Widom textbook at the authors' site. They include:
  • Errata for the book at http://www-db.stanford.edu/~ullman/fcdb/errata2.html
  • Selected solutions to the exercises at http://www-db.stanford.edu/~ullman/fcdbsols/sols.html. You lose if you read the solution before trying to solve the problem on your own first.
  • Slides (in postscript and Adobe Acrobat format) used by Professor Ullman for his class at Stanford at http://www-db.stanford.edu/~ullman/fcdb/slides.html
  • Lecture notes for Professor Widom's class at Stanford (mostly text) at http://www-db.stanford.edu/~ullman/fcdb/spr98/jw-notes.html

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    September 4, 1998.

    For those who opted for the Acc 682 classes on TTH: 1:00 - 2:20 PM, now on, until we get a classroom, these classes will be held in the new Arthur Andersen Lab in BA 365. We have some loaner furniture which is not ideal (the new furniture is expected by the end of the month). If for any reason you are not able to make it to the class this tuesday (September 8, 1998), you can attend the monday (september 14, 1998) evening class section in BA 223 and get back into the TTH mode starting tuesday (September 15, 1998). Should you have problems, please contact me.

    August 26, 1998.

    It is crucial that you read chapter 1 in the Ullman & Widom textbook BEFORE the first class on September 1, 1998. We will discuss any questions you may have in that chapter, during the class on that day.

    August 1, 1998.

    All important announcements (test date, coverage of the test, changes to readings, additional readings, deadlines, guidelines to projects, homework, cancellation of classes in emergencies, ....) during the semester will be made here. An announcement made on this page will be deemed to have been communicated to the class, and therefore, you should visit this page at least once a week.
    BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS OF THE SEMESTER, YOU SHOULD HAVE OBTAINED YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE UNIX CLUSTER. YOU ALSO SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST BROWSED THROUGH THE FIRST CHAPTER IN THE ULLMAN & WIDOM TEXT.
    Updated on August 1, 1998 by Jagdish S. Gangolly.