Wavelet Theory: An Elementary Approach with Applications

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 15, 2011 - Mathematics - 480 pages
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A self-contained, elementary introduction to wavelet theory and applications

Exploring the growing relevance of wavelets in the field of mathematics, Wavelet Theory: An Elementary Approach with Applications provides an introduction to the topic, detailing the fundamental concepts and presenting its major impacts in the world beyond academia. Drawing on concepts from calculus and linear algebra, this book helps readers sharpen their mathematical proof writing and reading skills through interesting, real-world applications.

The book begins with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of complex numbers and the space of square-integrable functions. Next, Fourier series and the Fourier transform are presented as tools for understanding wavelet analysis and the study of wavelets in the transform domain. Subsequent chapters provide a comprehensive treatment of various types of wavelets and their related concepts, such as Haar spaces, multiresolution analysis, Daubechies wavelets, and biorthogonal wavelets. In addition, the authors include two chapters that carefully detail the transition from wavelet theory to the discrete wavelet transformations. To illustrate the relevance of wavelet theory in the digital age, the book includes two in-depth sections on current applications: the FBI Wavelet Scalar Quantization Standard and image segmentation.

In order to facilitate mastery of the content, the book features more than 400 exercises that range from theoretical to computational in nature and are structured in a multi-part format in order to assist readers with the correct proof or solution. These problems provide an opportunity for readers to further investigate various applications of wavelets. All problems are compatible with software packages and computer labs that are available on the book's related Web site, allowing readers to perform various imaging/audio tasks, explore computer wavelet transformations and their inverses, and visualize the applications discussed throughout the book.

Requiring only a prerequisite knowledge of linear algebra and calculus, Wavelet Theory is an excellent book for courses in mathematics, engineering, and physics at the upper-undergraduate level. It is also a valuable resource for mathematicians, engineers, and scientists who wish to learn about wavelet theory on an elementary level.

 

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Contents

An Elementary Approach with Applications 1 The Complex Plane and the Space L2R
1
An Elementary Approach with Applications 2 Fourier Series and Fourier Transformations
31
An Elementary Approach with Applications 3 Haar Spaces
85
An Elementary Approach with Applications 4 The Discrete Haar Wavelet Transform and Applications
145
An Elementary Approach with Applications 5 Multiresolution Analysis
179
An Elementary Approach with Applications 6 Daubechies Scaling Functions and Wavelets
233
An Elementary Approach with Applications 7 The Discrete Daubechies Transformation and Applications
277
An Elementary Approach with Applications 8 Biorthogonal Scaling Functions and Wavelets
325
An Elementary Approach with Applications 9 Wavelet Packets
399
An Elementary Approach with Applications Appendix A Huffman Coding
455
An Elementary Approach with Applications References
465
An Elementary Approach with Applications Topic Index
469
An Elementary Approach with Applications Author Index
479
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David K. Ruch, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He has authored more than twenty journal articles in his areas of research interest, which include wavelets and functional analysis.

Patrick J. Van Fleet, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written numerous journal articles in the areas of wavelets and spline theory. Dr. Van Fleet is the author of Discrete Wavelet Transformations: An Elementary Approach with Applications, also published by Wiley.

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