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Database Design and Relational Theory by C.J. Date

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Part II. FUNCTIONAL DEPENDENCIES, BOYCE/CODD NORMAL FORM, AND RELATED MATTERS

Although normal forms as such aren’t the whole of design theory, it’s undeniable that they’re a very large part of that theory, and they form the principal topic of Parts II and III of this book. The present part takes the story as far as Boyce/Codd normal form (BCNF), which is “the” normal form with respect to functional dependencies (FDs).

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