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The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook: Introductory Theory and Applications in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Finance [Hardcover]

Paul S Addison
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15 July 2002
The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook: Introductory Theory and Applications in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Finance provides an overview of the theory and practical applications of wavelet transform methods. The author uses several hundred illustrations, some in color, to convey mathematical concepts and the results of applications.

The first chapter presents a brief overview of the wavelet transform, including a short history. The remainder of the book is split into two parts: the first part discusses the mathematics of both discrete and continuous wavelet transforms while the second part deals with applications in a variety of subject areas, such as geophysics, medicine, fluid turbulence, engineering testing, speech and sound analysis, image analysis, and data compression. These application chapters make the reader aware of the similarities that exist in the use of wavelet transform analysis across disciplines. A comprehensive list of more than 700 references provides a valuable resource for further study.

The book is designed specifically for the applied reader in science, engineering, medicine, finance, or any other of the growing number of application areas. Newcomers to the subject will find an accessible and clear account of the theory of continuous and discrete wavelet transforms, providing a large number of examples of their use across a wide range of disciplines. Readers already acquainted with wavelets can use the book to broaden their perspective.

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press (15 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750306920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750306928
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.4 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,389,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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. . . nicely organized and thoroughly pedagogical handbook . . . The book is very much 'figure driven' and they are extremely useful for illustrating the mathematics and conveying the concepts in an uncomplicated matter . . . an eminently readable style in motivating and explaining wavelets throughout the course. . . this book, written as it is in a simple, forthright and stimulating manner with balanced blend will prove a worthy addition to the understanding of wavelet transforms across disciplines.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starting point 7 Mar 2005
Format:Hardcover
The first two chapters of this book are an excellent starting point into the expansive world of wavelets. The text is well written and understandable (a relative rarity in this field!) and focused on the practical application and engineering aspects of wavelets. Several worked-through examples greatly help understanding. One great lack is any coverage of biorthogonal wavelets or their use in the JPEG2000 standard. The book would greatly benifit from a chapter on wavelet-based image processing in general. However, this book is very useful and worth the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and informative book 26 Sep 2003
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of wavelet transform methodologies and applications. The emphasis is on practical applications which are illustrated with many detailed figures and examples from Science and Engineering. A particular interesting chapter on medical applications is provided. In the introductory chapters, Addison gives a clear account of the theory for both continuous and discrete wavelet transform and associated post-processing techniques. Unlike many of the other books in this area, Addison communicates the concepts with a level of detail, sufficient for the applied engineer and scientist, but without becoming bogged down in a fog of mathematical gymnastics (a feature of many of the books in this area). A welcome addition to the growing number of books on this important signal analysis technique.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book on wavelet transform 2 April 2010
By Sean Wu - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is by far the best of all the books on wavelet transform I have seen. Not only it explains what wavelet transform is and how it can be used in practice, but also in a very clear and easy to understand manner. Books on wavelet transform tend to be highly mathematical, which can be intimidating for those who just want to use wavelet transform to solve some practical problem. However, this book is very easy to understand and provides lots of examples and end results, namely, formulations to get these results. I give two enthusiastic thumbs up for this excellent book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for engineers 8 Feb 2009
By A bookworm - Published on Amazon.com
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Well-written book with good explanations. It reads more like an engineering textbook than a mathematics book. I definitely recommend it to those that wish to gain a solid understanding of wavelet technology/principles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Illustrated Wavelet Transform Hndbk review 22 Mar 2008
By Timothy P. Gorman - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good introduction to wavelet analysis. Not for someone looking for casual reading but for someone who wants to be able to dig in and start doing actual analysis it will get you going.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lucid writer whose book shows the power of wavelets 24 Feb 2012
By Sulla - Published on Amazon.com
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Many people know about wavelets but few are good writers on the topic. I have perused many books on wavelets. From the point of view of a person who wishes to apply wavelets to extract useful information from data, I think this book is very good. This is coming from the point of view of someone who works in natural science and is involved in data analysis. So much of the wavelet literature is not very practical. A lot of mathematics and very little is done in showing what practical information can come from the analysis. This book is an exception.
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