Understanding normal forms can be as painful an experience as having your root canal removed. As if the definitions of normal forms weren’t complicated enough, almost every tutorial on the Internet is generously sprinkled with the most dry, soulless math I’ve ever encountered (math can be fun, but not when you’re in a hurry).
So imagine my jubilation when, after a long and excruciating search, I found what I believe to be the gentlest, friendliest, and most useful tutorial on the planet. And guess what, I’m afraid to lose it! So I’ve decided to host it on my website, with all credit to the author.
Here’s the file.
And here’s the original link: http://www.sba.pdx.edu/faculty/kristiy/kyaccess/nf3_tutorial.pdf