A Friendly Guide to Wavelets by Gerald Kaiser

By Gerald Kaiser

I wholeheartedly suggest this ebook for an exceptional and pleasant advent to wavelets, for an individual who's pleased with the math required of undergraduate electric engineers. The book's allure is that it covers the entire primary suggestions of wavelets in a chic, easy means. It deals actually stress-free (friendly!) mathematical exposition that's wealthy in intuitive causes, in addition to fresh, direct, and transparent in its theoretical advancements. i discovered Kaiser's straight forward end-of-chapter workouts excellent...Kaiser has written a very good creation to the basic strategies of wavelets. For a e-book of its size and function, i feel it may be basically unbeatable for an extended time.

—Proceedings of the IEEE

It is definitely produced and definitely readable...This fabric may still current no trouble for fourth-year undergraduates...It will also be worthwhile to complex staff in that it offers a unique method of wavelet concept from the standard one.

—Computing Reviews

I discovered this to be a great ebook. it's eminently extra readable than the books...which can be thought of the central possible choices for textbooks on wavelets.

—Physics Today

This quantity is definitely one of the so much light creation to wavelet conception out there. As such, it responds to an important desire. The meant viewers will cash in on the incentive and common sense causes within the textual content. eventually, it might lead many readers, who would possibly not in a different way were in a position to achieve this, to head additional into wavelet conception, Fourier research, and sign processing.

—SIAM Review

The first 1/2 the e-book is adequately named. it's a well-written, properly geared up exposition...a great addition to the literature. the second one a part of the ebook introduces the idea that of electromagnetic wavelets...This idea delivers to have many different functions and will good bring about new methods of learning those themes. This ebook has a few precise positive aspects which...makes it rather important for novices to the field.

—Mathematical Reviews

The booklet is certainly what its identify can provide: A pleasant advisor to wavelets...In brief, Kaiser's e-book is excellently written and will be regarded as the best textbooks in this subject shortly available...it will get pleasure from vast distribution between mathematicians and physicists drawn to wavelet analysis.

—Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten

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