This exam is given in two parts. The closed book section of this exam is to be worked without reference to any other written information other than the exam. You must turn in the closed book section of the exam before consulting your book and notes.
Start with a table, that could be used to track university book orders, that has nine columns.
|Course||Course number, within department||343|
|Section||Section number, for a course||001|
|Instructor||Section instructor||D Brock|
|Phone||Instructor's phone number||x5161|
|Textbook||Course textbook||Database Systems: A Practical ...|
|Author||Textbook author||Connolly, Begg, and Strachan|
Here are a few useful facts to use in normalization:
What are the possible candidate key sets for the table?
Is the table in First Normal Form? If so, why? If not, how could it be put into First Normal Form?
What are the dependencies in the table? You may need to make some assumptions in answering this question. Please state your assumptions clearly.
Is the table now (after possible processing in Subquestion 1.B) in Second Normal Form? If so, why? If not, how could it be put into Second Normal Form?
Is the table now in Third Normal Form? If so, why? If not, how could it be put into Third Normal Form?
Is the table now in Boyce-Codd Normal Form? If so, why? If not, how could it be put into Boyce-Codd Normal Form?
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