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Book: A friendly guide to wavelets
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Book: A friendly guide to wavelets

Dear Wavelet Digest,

As Product Manager for Birkhauser Boston, I would like to
announce to our new wavelet publication, A Friendly Guide to
Wavelets, by Gerald Kaiser. We feel that readers of the Wavelet
Digest may be interested to know of this new book and are hoping
you'll announce it in one of your next issues. Thank you for
your time and please let me know if the text copy needs to be


Elizabeth Carey
Birkhauser Marketing

A FRIENDLY GUIDE TO WAVELETS (ISBN 0-8176-3711-7; $34.50)
by Gerald Kaiser consists of two parts. The first part is
designed as a textbook for an introductory one-semester course on
wavelet analysis and time-frequency analysis aimed at graduate
students or advanced undergraduates in science and engineering.
It can also be used as a self-study or reference book for
practicing researchers in signal analysis and related areas.
Since the expected audience is not presumed to have a high level
of mathematical background, much of the needed analytical
machinery is developed from the beginning. The only
prerequisites are matrix theory, Fourier series, and Fourier
integral transforms. A clean notation is introduced that
facilitates the formulation of signal analysis in a modern and
general mathematical language. Each of Chapters 1-8 ends with a
set of straightforward exercises designed to drive home the
concepts just covered, and the graphics should further facilitate

The second part represents original research and is written in a
more advanced style. It can be used as a textbook for a
second-semester course or, when combined with Chapters 1 and 3,
as a reference for an advanced research-level seminar. In
Chapter 9, a family of space-time wavelets are constructed which
are specifically dedicated to Maxwell's equations. These
wavelets are electromagnetic pulses parameterized by their point
and time of emission, their scale of localization, and the
velocity of the emitter. It is shown that every electromagnetic
wave can be composed from such wavelets. This is used in Chapter
10 as a basis for a new formulation of electromagnetic imaging,
such as radar, accompanied by a suggested geometrical model for
scattering based on conformal transformations. In Chapter 11 a
similar set of wavelets is developed for acoustic waves.

Due August, 1994
For Orders and information contact:
Birkhauser Boston Marketing Department
675 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139
1 800 777-4643 FAX 617 876-1272
All times are GMT + 1 Hour
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