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Entity-Relationship(E/R) Model
Dr P Sreenivasa Kumar
ProfessorCS&E Dept I I T Madras
 
Prof P Sreenivasa KumarDepartment of CS&E, IITM2
Entity-Relationship (E/R) Model
Widely used conceptual level data modelproposed by Peter P Chen in 1970s
Data model to describe the database system at the requirementscollection stagehigh level description.easy to understand for the enterprise managers.rigorous enough to be used for system building.
Concepts available in the modelentities and attributes of entities.relationships between entities.diagrammatic notation.
 
Prof P Sreenivasa KumarDepartment of CS&E, IITM3
Entities
Entity
-a thing (animate or inanimate) of independentphysical or conceptual existence and
distinguishable
.In the University database context,an individual
student 
,
 faculty member 
, a
class room,
a
course
are entities.
Entity Set 
or
 Entity Type-
Collection of entities all having the same properties.
Student 
entity set –collection of all
student 
entities.
Course
entity set –collection of all
course
entities.

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