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Student Mathematical Library
2012; 410 pp; softcover
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Differential Equations, Mechanics, and Computation - Richard S Palais and Robert A Palais
A Companion to Analysis: A Second First and First Second Course in Analysis - T W Korner
Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Wavelets - Mark A Pinsky
In the last 200 years, harmonic analysis has been one of the most influential bodies of mathematical ideas, having been exceptionally significant both in its theoretical implications and in its enormous range of applicability throughout mathematics, science, and engineering.
In this book, the authors convey the remarkable beauty and applicability of the ideas that have grown from Fourier theory. They present for an advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate student audience the basics of harmonic analysis, from Fourier's study of the heat equation, and the decomposition of functions into sums of cosines and sines (frequency analysis), to dyadic harmonic analysis, and the decomposition of functions into a Haar basis (time localization). While concentrating on the Fourier and Haar cases, the book touches on aspects of the world that lies between these two different ways of decomposing functions: time-frequency analysis (wavelets). Both finite and continuous perspectives are presented, allowing for the introduction of discrete Fourier and Haar transforms and fast algorithms, such as the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and its wavelet analogues.
The approach combines rigorous proof, inviting motivation, and numerous applications. Over 250 exercises are included in the text. Each chapter ends with ideas for projects in harmonic analysis that students can work on independently.
This book is published in cooperation with IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute.
Undergraduate students interested in harmonic analysis.
"[T]he panorama of harmonic analysis presented in the book includes very recent achievements like the connection of the dyadic shift operator with the Hilbert transform. This gives to an interested reader a good chance to see concrete examples of contemporary research problems in harmonic analysis. I highly recommend this book as a good source for undergraduate and graduate courses as well as for individual studies."
-- Krzysztof Stempak, Zentralblatt MATH
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