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1 ENGG1007 Foundations of Computer Science Relations Relations Prof. Francis Chin, Dr SM Yiu Sept 24 / 30, 2010 (Chapters 2.1, 2.2, 8)
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2 ENGG1007 FCS Relations Relations Consider C ={HK, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing} Every city builds roads to its nearest city. This information ( relationship among cities ) can be represented by a set of 2-tuples ( ordered pairs ) R = { (HK, Guangzhou), (Beijing, Nanjing), (Shanghai, Nanjing), (Guangzhou, HK), (Nanjing, Shanghai) } Ordered pairs are used to indicate relationship between 2 objects . . Note that the ordering of the elements are important!
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3 ENGG1007 FCS Relations – Another example Relations – Another example A relation relation can associate objects of one kind with objects of another kind . Example: “Marriage” as a relation. x is a man in HK; y is a woman in HK G is a set of all ordered pairs ordered pairs ( x , y ) where x is a husband of y. John is married to Mary iff (John, Mary) G EG. G = { (John,Mary), (Alex,Cindy), (Joe,Liza) } G is a relation from is a relation from M M (all men in HK) to (all men in HK) to N N (all women in HK) (all women in HK) Example: Universities = {BU, CityU, CU, LU, PU, UST, HKU} Programs = {Eng, Sci, Med, Law, Arts, Bus,…} Offerings = { (CityU, Eng), (CU, Eng), (PolyU, Eng), (UST, Eng), (HKU, Eng), (CityU, Law), (HKU, Law), (CU, Med), (HKU, Med), …} BU CityU CU LU PU UST HKU Eng Sci Med Law Arts Bus
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4 ENGG1007 FCS Cartesian Products Cartesian Products The Cartesian product of sets A and B , denoted by A × B , is the set of all ordered pairs ( a , b ) where a A and b B . A × B = { ( a , b ) | a A b B }. Example: Cartesian Products of A = { 1, 2, 3 } and B = { a , b } is A × B = { (1, a ), (1, b ), (2, a ), (2, b ), (3, a ), (3, b ) }. Example: All points in the 2-dimensional space, where A and B are sets of real numbers, R, i.e., R × R or R 2 Relation Relation is a subset of the Cartesian Products Example: Roads Cities × Cities Example: Offerings Universities × Programs Example: A=Students, B=Courses, Enrolment A × B
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5 ENGG1007 FCS Notation Notation Given a relation R from A to B, a R b a R b iff ( a , b ) R a is said to be related to b by R A relation on the set A relation on the set A is a relation from A to A. e.g. A = { 1, 2, 3, 4 }. R = { ( a, b ) | a divides b } What are the elements of R ? A x A = { (1,1), (1,2), (1,3), (1,4),
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