The Wavelet Digest :: Gallery Return to the homepage Help about the Wavelet Digest mailing list About the Wavelet Digest This website was frozen December 31, 2012 The Digest The Community Latest Issue Back Issues Events Gallery The Wavelet Digest -> Gallery of Links -> Books Gallery of Links Books Software Demos Research groups Other links Tutorials and introductions The Gallery of links was frozen in 2014. Submitted by Information Jean-Pierre Antoineantoine@fyma.ucl.ac.be Title Coherent States, Wavelets and Their Generalizations Author(s) S.T.Ali, J-P.Antoine, and J-P.Gazeau Publication date Jan 03 2000 Publisher Springer-Verlag, New York (Series: Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics) ISBN 0-387-98908-0 Number of pages 431 Summary This book presents, in a unified background, a survey of the theory of coherent states, wavelets and some of their generalizations, emphasizing mathematical structures. The treatment does not presume any previous acquaintance with either wavelets or coherent states. Link http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-40109-22-1589775-0,00.html Comments This book presents a survey of the theory of coherent states, wavelets and some of their generalizations, emphasizing mathematical structures. The point of view is that the theories of wavelets and coherent states can both be subsumed into a single mathematical structure. Starting from the standard theory of coherent states over Lie groups, the authors generalize the formalism by associating coherent states to group representations that are square integrable over a homogeneous space. A further step allows one to dispense with the group context altogether. Within the group context, wavelets are coherent states of the affine group of the real line, and higher dimensional wavelets are coherent states of other groups. This unified background makes transparent an entire range of properties of coherent states. Approximately one third of the book is devoted to the subject of wavelets, another third to coherent states and the remaining third to a development of the mathematical tools, including a discussion of abstract multiresolution analysis; tau-wavelets are discussed in the context of quasiperiodic discrete wavelets. Many concrete examples are discussed in detail, using semisimple Lie groups, relativity groups and several kinds of wavelets. Intended as an introduction to current research for graduate students and others entering the field, the book is designed for self study, and the mathematical discussion is self-contained. The treatment does not presume any previous acquaintance with either wavelets or coherent states. With its extensive references to the research literature, the book will also be a useful compendium of recent results for physicists and mathematicians already active in the field.