An "applications first" approach to discrete wavelet transformationsDiscrete Wavelet Transformations provides readers with a broad elementary introduction to discrete wavelet transformations and their applications. With extensive graphical displays, this self-contained book integrates concepts from calculus and linear algebra into the construction of wavelet transformations and their various applications, including data compression, edge detection in images, and signal and image denoising.The book begins with a cursory look at wavelet transformation development and illustrates its allure in digital signal and image applications. Next, a chapter on digital image basics, quantitative and qualitative measures, and Huffman coding equips readers with the tools necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of the applications. Subsequent chapters discuss the Fourier series, convolution, and filtering, as well as the Haar wavelet transform to introduce image compression and image edge detection. The development of Daubechies filtersis presented in addition to coverage of wavelet shrinkage in the area of image and signal denoising. The book concludes with the construction of biorthogonal filters and also describes their incorporation in the JPEG2000 image compression standard.The author's "applications first" approach promotes a hands-on treatment of wavelet transforma-tion construction, and over 400 exercises are presented in a multi-part format that guide readers through the solution to each problem. Over sixty computer labs and software development projects provide opportunities for readers to write modules and experiment with the ideas discussed throughout the text. The author's software package, DiscreteWavelets, is used to perform various imaging and audio tasks, compute wavelet transformations and inverses, and visualize the output of the computations. Supplementary material is also available via the book's related Web site, which includes an audio and video repository, final project modules, and softwarefor reproducing examples from the book. All software, including the DiscreteWavelets package, is available for use with Mathematica

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