“Given the timely topic and its user–friendly structure, this book can therefore target a suite of users, from students to experienced researchers willing to integrate the science of image processing to strengthen their research.” (Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 1 May 2013)
This is an introductory text on the science of image processing, which employs the Matlab programming language to illustrate some of the elementary, key concepts in modern image processing and pattern recognition drawing on specific examples from within science, medicine and electronics. It provides a comprehensive introduction to some of the key concepts and techniques of modern image processing and to offers a framework within which these concepts can be understood by a series of well chosen examples, exercises and computer experiments. Clearly divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with a fast-start introduction to the material to enhance accessibility. Subsequent chapters offer an advanced discussion of topics involving more difficult concepts and the final section looks at the application of Matlab to image processing. Prior experience of Matlab is not required nor is access to Matlab, as the book is stand-alone. Matlab is frequently referred to as the tool for conducting experiments and for solving the problems, as it is ideally suited to this role and is widely available.
Features a complimentary website featuring solutions to the exercises, a forum for discussion and accessibility to files corresponding to the examples and exercises within the book Includes numerous examples, graded exercises and computer experiments