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The course covers some key issues related to the organization and storage of data to external storage. The specific topics discussed include the concept of file storage peripherals and physical characteristics, layout and sort files located on disks, primary file organization, secondary file organization, static and dynamic data structures, Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM), static and dynamic fragmentation, B+ trees and multidimensional data structures.

Prerequisite: COSC 312

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0