Hi,

The motive of this post is to seek help on $2$ separate topics: **normalization in DBMS** and **solving recurrence equations**. The below points will highlight my situation.

- I have followed NPTEL lectures for studying DBMS. But, when solving questions from GO PDF, I am unable to understand and proceed to solve questions on normalization. I guess I, vaguely (not sure how much I know!), know the theoretical concepts, but I struggle with applying them in solving problems. Every year, questions from normalization are mandatorily included in GATE, and I don’t want to miss those.
- Due to improper time management and a flawed strategy, I didn’t spare enough time to study recurrence relations. And I guess, solving recurrence relations are an extension of applying general mathematical algebraic principles which I can handle.

So, if someone has any documents/links/notes, which lists down the steps required in solving problems on these topics, and willing to share it, I would be grateful.