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Mr. Lyons...

Started by Jim Kroger April 11, 2004
I'm happy to find out about your book, and just ordered the second
edition.

I discovered it during a quest to understand wavelets (I have no
experience with signal processing but need it now). From the 42
customer reviews at Amazon it's clear you've written something that
may help me understand some foundations for wavelets such as Fourier
Transforms.

Since you apparently have a rapport with the reader who doesn't
already understand the material or foundations, perhaps you have an
appreciation of which of the available wavelet texts may take a
similar approach. Is there one that you would recommend?


Thanks,
Jim
Jim Kroger wrote:
> I'm happy to find out about your book, and just ordered the second > edition. > > I discovered it during a quest to understand wavelets (I have no > experience with signal processing but need it now). From the 42 > customer reviews at Amazon it's clear you've written something that > may help me understand some foundations for wavelets such as Fourier > Transforms. > > Since you apparently have a rapport with the reader who doesn't > already understand the material or foundations, perhaps you have an > appreciation of which of the available wavelet texts may take a > similar approach. Is there one that you would recommend? > > > Thanks, > Jim
Rick can answer his own mail, I'm sure, and he'll do it far better than I can. Until you hear from him, have a look at Amara's Wavelet Page, http://www.amara.com/current/wavelet.html. In general, there are good resources at http://mathforum.org/library/view/16414.html. Jerry -- Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get. �����������������������������������������������������������������������
On 11 Apr 2004 19:49:47 -0700, kroger@princeton.edu (Jim Kroger)
wrote:

>I'm happy to find out about your book, and just ordered the second >edition. > >I discovered it during a quest to understand wavelets (I have no >experience with signal processing but need it now). From the 42 >customer reviews at Amazon it's clear you've written something that >may help me understand some foundations for wavelets such as Fourier >Transforms. > >Since you apparently have a rapport with the reader who doesn't >already understand the material or foundations, perhaps you have an >appreciation of which of the available wavelet texts may take a >similar approach. Is there one that you would recommend? > > >Thanks, >Jim
Hi Jim, Darn! I'm afraid I can't recommend any "wavelets" book that I know will help you. I haven't been forced to learn wavelet theory, so I haven't done so. In that past, when I ran across some "wavelet" material, it's always been so mathematical that I don't bother to read it. Years ago my publisher asked me to take a look at the first chapter of a manuscript for a book on wavelets. The manuscript was written in the standard fashion. The first half dozen pages were all equations and interesting (undefined) phrases like "admissability conditions", "dilation variables, "square integrable functions", "scalograms", etc. After reading a page, I could not tell you what I read. I didn't know what it was that the author was trying to tell the reader (me). I returned the hardcopy to the publisher with a note that said something like, "I did my best to read this chapter but, try as I might, I cannot understand a single thing on the first four pages of this material. I regret to say that I have no idea what the author was trying to tell me." My guess is that the manuscript was a translation from a foreign language. By the way, the manuscript was published. That was my only experience with wavelets. :-) Hey Jim, you might check out: http://users.rowan.edu/~polikar/WAVELETS/WTtutorial.html http://www.xilinx.com/products/logicore/dsp/fft_to_wavelet.pdf http://perso.wanadoo.fr/polyvalens/clemens/wavelets/wavelets.html http://www.ecs.syr.edu/faculty/lewalle/tutor/tutor.html http://www.bearcave.com/misl/misl_tech/wavelets/haar.html http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/CCRMA/Courses/420:1998/lectures/lecture10.pdf Good Luck, [-Rick-]
kroger@princeton.edu (Jim Kroger) wrote in message news:<6dcb1c5e.0404111849.623dbdd0@posting.google.com>...
> I'm happy to find out about your book, and just ordered the second > edition. > > I discovered it during a quest to understand wavelets (I have no > experience with signal processing but need it now). From the 42 > customer reviews at Amazon it's clear you've written something that > may help me understand some foundations for wavelets such as Fourier > Transforms. > > Since you apparently have a rapport with the reader who doesn't > already understand the material or foundations, perhaps you have an > appreciation of which of the available wavelet texts may take a > similar approach. Is there one that you would recommend? > > > Thanks, > Jim
In my opinion, the best book for an engineering understanding of wavelets and their foundation is Gil Strang's and Truong Nguyen's book "Wavelets and Filter Banks" Maurice Givens
maurice.givens@ieee.org (Maurice Givens) wrote in
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> kroger@princeton.edu (Jim Kroger) wrote in message > news:<6dcb1c5e.0404111849.623dbdd0@posting.google.com>... >> I'm happy to find out about your book, and just ordered the second >> edition. >> >> I discovered it during a quest to understand wavelets (I have no >> experience with signal processing but need it now). From the 42 >> customer reviews at Amazon it's clear you've written something that >> may help me understand some foundations for wavelets such as Fourier >> Transforms. >> >> Since you apparently have a rapport with the reader who doesn't >> already understand the material or foundations, perhaps you have an >> appreciation of which of the available wavelet texts may take a >> similar approach. Is there one that you would recommend? >> >> >> Thanks, >> Jim > > > In my opinion, the best book for an engineering understanding of > wavelets and their foundation is Gil Strang's and Truong Nguyen's book > "Wavelets and Filter Banks" > > > Maurice Givens >
Strang & Truong used to give a 1 week course on Wavelets that was not too expensive. I took their course a few years ago and it was well presented. I agree with Maurice that their book is good. -- Al Clark Danville Signal Processing, Inc. -------------------------------------------------------------------- comp.dsp conference July 28 - Aug 1, 2004 details at http://www.danvillesignal.com/index.php?id=compdsp email: compdsp@danvillesignal.com Who says you can't teach an old dog a new DSP trick?
I'll second Maurice's recommendation.  It is the book that gave enough info to finally understand wavelets, at
least on a basic level.  I found Amara's wavelet website too confusing for someone with no background in
wavelets (it may have since improved, I was looking at wavelets around 1995).

Maurice Givens wrote:

> In my opinion, the best book for an engineering understanding of > wavelets and their foundation is Gil Strang's and Truong Nguyen's book > "Wavelets and Filter Banks" > > Maurice Givens
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r.lyons@_BOGUS_ieee.org (Rick Lyons) wrote:

>On 11 Apr 2004 19:49:47 -0700, kroger@princeton.edu (Jim Kroger) >wrote: > >>I'm happy to find out about your book, and just ordered the second >>edition. >> >>I discovered it during a quest to understand wavelets (I have no >>experience with signal processing but need it now). From the 42 >>customer reviews at Amazon it's clear you've written something that >>may help me understand some foundations for wavelets such as Fourier >>Transforms. >> >>Since you apparently have a rapport with the reader who doesn't >>already understand the material or foundations, perhaps you have an >>appreciation of which of the available wavelet texts may take a >>similar approach. Is there one that you would recommend? >> >> >>Thanks, >>Jim > >Hi Jim, > > Darn! I'm afraid I can't recommend any >"wavelets" book that I know will help you. > >I haven't been forced to learn wavelet theory, >so I haven't done so. In that past, when I >ran across some "wavelet" material, it's always >been so mathematical that I don't bother to >read it. > >Years ago my publisher asked me to take a look >at the first chapter of a manuscript >for a book on wavelets. The manuscript was >written in the standard fashion. The first half >dozen pages were all equations and interesting >(undefined) phrases like "admissability conditions", >"dilation variables, "square integrable functions", >"scalograms", etc. > >After reading a page, I could not tell you what I read. >I didn't know what it was that the author was >trying to tell the reader (me).
Haha. About the extent of my experience with Wavelets ( and analogous to my first semester of calculus physics! ). Gathered there must be something of practical use buried in all that, but figured it needed a little more time to flush it out. Regards, Robert www.gldsp.com ( modify address for return email ) www.numbersusa.com www.americanpatrol.com