The ESU course registration problem will be used as an example throughout this book.
The process of assigning professors to courses and the registration of students is a frustrating and time-consuming experience.
After the professors of ESU have decided which courses they are going to teach for the semester, the Registrar's office enters the information into the computer system. A batch report is printed for the professors indicating which courses they will teach. A course catalog is printed and distributed to the students.
The students currently fill out (mulitpart, multicolor) registration forms that indicate their choice in courses, and return the completed forms to the Registrar's office. The typical ...