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RDB relations, by contrast, are nary, where n can be 0, 1, 2, 3, ... Note the cases n = 0 and n = 1 in particular! The case n = 0 turns out to be crucially important for all kinds of fundamental reasons. Relational algebra: Very little work seems to have been done in mathematics or logic on general nary relational operators, presumably because of the emphasis already noted on binary relations specifically. For example, Patrick Suppes s book Introduction to Logic (Van Nostrand, 1957) defines an operator called relative product: If r(A,B) and s(B,C) are two binary relations, then their relative product t(A,C) is the binary relation consisting of all pairs (a,c) such that, for some b, the pair (a,b) appears in r and the pair (b,c) appears in s. In RDB terms, this is the projection over (A,C) of the join of r and s over B.9 But notice how the operation is specifically defined to produce a binary relation as its result; the ternary relation that is the intermediate result the join is never explicitly mentioned. Thus, although operators such as join (and all of the other operators of the relational algebra) are clearly applicable to mathematical relations, it s fair to say that they were first defined (for the most part) in the context of relations in the RDB sense. Indeed, the theory of such operators (including the laws of expression transformation, the associated principles of optimization, etc.) can reasonably be regarded as a new branch of mathematics, and the theory in question is one that arose specifically as part of the development of the relational approach to the problem of database management. Dependency theory: To say it again, the emphasis in mathematics tends to be on binary relations specifically, whereas the emphasis in the relational model is on nary relations instead. The entire field of what is now usually called dependency theory the large body of theorems and techniques concerning such matters as functional dependence, multivalued dependence, join dependence, higher normal forms, candidate keys, etc. is crucially dependent on this difference in emphasis. For example, the concept of Boyce/Codd normal form (BCNF) is relevant only to relations of degree three or more, because all (well, almost all) relations of degree less than three are necessarily in BCNF. 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