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A Wavelet Tour of Signal Processing (Wavelet Analysis & Its Applications)
by St├ęphane Mallat
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Hardcover (15 September, 1999)
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1-0 out of 5 stars The worst textbook I have ever seen
I just finished Chapter 3 of this book, but I have had enough of it. Conceptions about Fourier Transform are not clear at all.And the most unbearable thing is that, there are many printing errors which may lead to misunderstanding.

5-0 out of 5 stars Algorithms and much more!
The subject of wavelets has many facets, --infinite in all directions;-- some of the more exciting sides of the subject
are algorithmic, and the underlying mathematical principles are both simple and powerful. Stephane Mallat's great, and readable, book, in both of its editions, brings
this out wonderfully!

5-0 out of 5 stars A bold approach to wavelet transforms that simplifies
This is an outstanding tour through the field of wavelet decompositions of both continuous and discrete signals. It employs the formalism of Hilbert space, instead of linear algebra. This is important because the power of this formalism yields insights into the subject matter that are practically impossible in linear algebra. The formalized approach allows a wide variety of subjects to be placed on a common basis (no pun intended). For example, the transition of the treatment of the Fourier transform into Hilbert space, brings to bear the powerful guns of that space (such guns as inner product and completeness), and allows for a truly elegant proof of the Parseval and Plancherel formulas.
Parseval's theorem, simply stated, is that the inner products in Hilbert space are conserved by the Fourier transform. How simple. Linear algebra approaches cannot hope to make things this simple.

Proof of the General Sampling Theorem is equally elegant; it is shown that the projection of the function to be decomposed onto a basis function gives the discrete spectral coefficient.

Readers will also enjoy the treatment of windowed Fourier transforms and frames.

I should add a note about the style of the treatise. This treatise is not ordinary. It consistently uses very precise and carefully defined symbology. Contrary to popular belief, this makes the text easier to read, not more difficult. Once the reader understands the symbol set being used (they are all defined in the front of the text), even the proofs are tractable. Yes, I said proofs. That is another aspect of the text. There are proofs embedded in the text, without loss of continuity or clarity. Proofs are necessary to a good understanding of the subject matter. The formalism of theorems, lemmas and propositions makes the conclusions understandable, because the theorems, lemmas and propositions supporting the conclusions are identifiable.

I applaud the author for his approach and recommend that other text book writers use the same approach. ... Read more

Isbn: 012466606X
Sales Rank: 89608
Subjects:  1. Applied    2. Engineering - Electrical & Electronic    3. Engineering - General    4. General    5. Harmonic Analysis    6. Mathematics    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Signal Processing (Communication Engineering)    9. Signal processing    10. Technology    11. Technology & Industrial Arts    12. Telecommunications    13. Wavelets (Mathematics)    14. Algorithms    15. Engineering Mathematics    16. Mathematics / General   


Wavelets: Tools for Science & Technology
by Stephane Jaffard, Robert D. Ryan, Yves Meyer
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Hardcover (15 April, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of new additions.
Of the many recent books on wavelets, this one by Jaffard, Meyer et al stands out. This is a new edition of earlier ones, starting with a French one, then a first translation, and now this expanded version. There is lots of new material, covering new developments, both with regards to theory and applications. The authors communicate the main points in a clear and attractive way, and it stresses lucid presentation of ideas over formulas. And with an infectious enthusiasm! The presentation is especially refreshing, in that the authors do not hide behind excessive technicalities and mathematical jargon. It is the central idea that shines through. And yet the mathematically sophisticated reader is paid his dues,-- in some cases via the appendices. At that point, the technical mathematical points have been well motivated. The emphasis of the book is the mathematics behind the many algorithms that emerged from the wavelet trends since the 1980ties. And lots of new stuff added (for example JPEG-2000), right up to the present. The book is rich in applications, many of which are not found elsewhere. The inclusion of motivation and historical remarks is welcome, and makes the book enjoyable reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good covering of wavelets applications
Although this book emphasis is on algorithms and applications, the general presentation of wavelets for signal processing is great. The introduction to the subject is really excellent and great care has been given to explaining the use of wavelets for applications in signal processing. On the other side i found the last chapters dealing with applications a little too light for being useful...

Anyway, a great book for "wavelets and applications in signal processing"...(also go to "Time-Frequency Time-scale analysis" by Patrick Flandrin which is wonderful). ... Read more

Isbn: 0898714486
Sales Rank: 559038
Subjects:  1. Functional Analysis    2. Harmonic Analysis    3. Infinity    4. Mathematics    5. Probability & Statistics - General    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Wavelets (Mathematics)   


Mathematical Problems in Image Processing
by Gilles Aubert, Pierre Kornprobst
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Hardcover (09 November, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars It is my bible!
This book not only includes the state-of-art image processig techniques using math methods, but also provides very good numerical schemes for these methods. This book is written by mathematicians, but engineers still can easily implemente many commonly used image processing algorithm, just follow the detailed numerical difference schemes provided in the appendix. ... Read more

Isbn: 0387953264
Sales Rank: 426566
Subjects:  1. Applied    2. Applied Mathematics    3. Computer Vision    4. Data Transmission Systems - General    5. Differential Equations    6. Digital Image Processing    7. Functional Analysis    8. Image processing    9. Imaging Systems    10. Mathematics    11. Science/Mathematics   


Level Set Methods and Fast Marching Methods : Evolving Interfaces in Computational Geometry, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Vision, and Materials Science ( ... phs on Applied and Computational Mathematics)
by J. A. Sethian, M. J. Ablowitz, S. H. Davis, E. J. Hinch, A. Iserles, J. Ockendon, P. J. Olver
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Paperback (13 June, 1999)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not a self contained book!
I bought this book with the intent of understanding the level set method AND be able to implement it in code.The book fails on the later.He gives you some basic formulas/algorithms to start with, but they are not good enough for most problems.You need to get the references (and the references of those references) to obtain the actual algorithms people use to implement the level set method.

The first six chapters are good for giving you a nice qualitative understanding of the method and the issues of implementing the method.And the rest of the book claims to show you the more advanced techniques, but whenever the nitty gritty details are needed, he refers you to the references.

My advice: just get his references.If you are at a university, then you probably have free access to the online journals that contain his (and others) research articles.In fact, this book is basically a copy-paste of those articles!Literally!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners
I am afraid that this book is not for beginners who want to have a clear mind of the level set method. You will have to go to the library quite often to dig out all the references the author mentioned. I would say this book is for experienced researchers only.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to level set methods
I use these methods in the context of image analysis, for image segmentation essentially. The book is an inescapable introduction by one of the main inventors of these methods. It is easy to read and relatively complete. Be sure to get the second edition. The only slight problems are the remaining typos. There are quite a few, for a second edition, and they might throw off a beginner. You will need to read some introduction text on finite differences methods at least. The chapter in Numerical Recipes is enough. ... Read more

Isbn: 0521645573
Sales Rank: 342471
Subjects:  1. Advanced    2. Applied    3. Level set methods    4. Mathematics    5. Physics    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Calculus & mathematical analysis    8. Mathematics / General    9. Numerical analysis   


Modeling and Inverse Problems in Image Analysis
by Bernard Chalmond, Kari A. Foster
Hardcover (14 January, 2003)
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Isbn: 038795547X
Sales Rank: 1149959
Subjects:  1. Applied    2. Differential Equations    3. Digital Image Processing    4. Digital techniques    5. General    6. Image analysis    7. Image processing    8. Inverse problems (Differential    9. Inverse problems (Differential equations)    10. Mathematical models    11. Medical / Nursing    12. Science/Mathematics    13. Mathematics / Applied   


Level Set Methods and Dynamic Implicit Surfaces
by Stanley J. Osher, Ronald P. Fedkiw
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Hardcover (01 November, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
This book is ABSOLUTELY among the best in the area of computational mathematics.It covers from the basics to the trendy applications, which is the biggest satisfaction I got from spending money on it.It is more than a collection of papers (no kidding!), since the contents have a good interior coherence if you read it carefully rather than browsing it like a novel.And for the those fancy pictures in the book, all I can say is that 'a picture is worth than thousands of words' - it is especially true in the area of graphics.You guys who care about SIGGRAPH should know better.More than that, this book does give you the numerical recipe for you to DIY these simulations on your own computer, besides the mathematics behind all those sexy results.Anyway, this book is worth every penny you spent!

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The book is merely a collection of (way too shortened) papers from the same authors and others. Most of the time there is no coherent link between the different parts. Worst, there are many examples but very little details for each of them, when I start reading a chapter, I always end up getting the related papers from the internet which are in most cases clearer and more complete, and also there are free.

I really respect the achievement made in cg, image processing, and computational physics made by the authors (so I will give it 2 stars), but once you are done looking at the fancy pictures, you won't get much from this book apart from its bibliographic references.

I would rather recommend the book "Level set methods and fast marching methods" from J.A. Sethian, the mathematical aspects are better covered and it manages to take things into perspective while still remaining very practical.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Level Set Book For Animation
I bought this book to better understand the level set methods Fedkiw et al use in their computer animation work in fluids. Their papers often gloss over what level set methods are and how to use them (likely due to page limits in conference proceedings). This book does a very good job of getting you up to speed. ... Read more

Isbn: 0387954821
Sales Rank: 116952
Subjects:  1. Advanced    2. Analytic Mechanics (Mathematical Aspects)    3. Calculus    4. Functional Analysis    5. General    6. Implicit functions    7. Level set methods    8. Mathematical Physics    9. Mathematics    10. Number Systems    11. Science/Mathematics   


Oscillating Patterns in Image Processing and Nonlinear Evolution
by Yves Meyer
Paperback (01 September, 2001)
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Isbn: 0821829203
Sales Rank: 223373
Subjects:  1. Arithmetic    2. Differential Equations - Partial Differential Equations    3. Evolution equations, Nonlinear    4. Image compression    5. Mathematics    6. Oscillations    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Signal processing   


The Curve Shortening Problem
by Kai Seng Chou, Xi-Ping Zhu, Kai-Seng Chou
Hardcover (06 March, 2001)
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Isbn: 1584882131
Sales Rank: 2173302
Subjects:  1. Algebra - General    2. Curves on surfaces    3. Differentiable Dynamical Systems    4. Differential Equations    5. Differential Geometry    6. Engineering - General    7. Flows (Differentiable dynamica    8. Flows (Differentiable dynamical systems)    9. Geometry - Algebraic    10. Geometry - Differential    11. Hamiltonian systems    12. Mathematics    13. Science/Mathematics   


Geometric Curve Evolution and Image Processing (Lecture Notes in Mathematics)
by Frederic Cao
Paperback (28 April, 2003)
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Isbn: 3540004025
Sales Rank: 1620956
Subjects:  1. Curves on surfaces    2. Differential equations, Parabo    3. Differential equations, Parabolic    4. Geometry - Differential    5. Geometry - General    6. Image processing    7. Mathematics    8. Numerical solutions    9. Science/Mathematics    10. 35K65, 35D05, 53A04, 68U10    11. Applied Mathematics    12. Computer Vision    13. Mathematics / Differential Equations    14. Numerical Analysis   


Geometric Level Set Methods in Imaging, Vision, and Graphics
by Stanley Osher, Nikos Paragios
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Hardcover (17 July, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars guide on the application of the level set method in vision
In this volume various contributors demonstrate how efficient variational and level set methods can be in the domain of computer vision.

A significant spectrum of applications are considered from well-known researchers of the domain (Osher, Terzopoulos, Faugeras, Grimson, Willsky, Sapiro, Vemuri, Rudin, Lions, etc.). The vision part is the strongest one, some applications on image processing and some topics on graphics are addressed. One criticism on the book is the absence of some contribution from Sethian's group one of the pioneers in domain. Other than that this book is a good guide to the level set methodology and its application in the processing of visual information and graphics. I can definitely recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars an excellect collection of topics
This book features a collection of approx. 15 different topics (often with more than one chapter per topic). Segentation, grouping and stereo are the most well addressed areas. There is some variation on the complexity of the chapters where in some cases a more in depth mathematical point of view is considered. The volume gives an idea on what level set methods can do in imaging, vision and graphics. I recommend this book to people who are interested in mathematics and vision. I think that is a good addition tothe existing level set literature from the imaging, vision and graphics point. It focuses more on the application of this method to various topics.

3-0 out of 5 stars A reference
Caution !! this book does NOT contain an index !!

Beside that, this book is a collection of papers, not for beginners.
You should first read Oshler's other book "Level Set Method and dynamic Imlict Surface" or the Sethian's original book. After reading these and you you still want more, then move to this book.

This book contains plenty of imaging applications of Level Set Method. Including history of Snake Deform Method which is not mentioned in any other book. Many advantage techniques, enough 3D example, practical pseudo code, plenty of reference, will push you up to an expert of Level Set Method. ... Read more

Isbn: 0387954880
Sales Rank: 170056
Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computer Graphics - General    3. Computer Vision    4. Computers    5. Digital techniques    6. General    7. Image processing    8. Imaging Systems    9. Technology & Industrial Arts    10. Computers / Computer Graphics / General   


Numerical Geometry of Images : Theory, Algorithms, and Applications
by Ron Kimmel, M. Bronstein, A. Bronstein
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Hardcover (31 October, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Numerical Geometry of Images
A very well-written, interesting and useful book covering a wide range of topics in image processing and computer vision and beyond. A good balance between theory and implementation issues that make the things work. A 100% recommendation to students and specialists in the field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Some additional info.
The book is an extended version of my lecture notes. Including
introduction to variational methods, differential geometry,
level sets and fast marching numerical methods, and geometric active
contours for segmentation with Matlab pseudo code, 3D face recognition,
texture mapping and more applications.

Thanks to the many who bought the book. ... Read more

Isbn: 0387955623
Sales Rank: 483707
Subjects:  1. Data processing    2. Geometry - General    3. Geometry, Differential    4. Mathematics    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Computers / Computer Graphics / General   


Active Contours : The Application of Techniques from Graphics, Vision, Control Theory and Statistics to Visual Tracking of Shapes in Motion
by Andrew Blake, Michael Isard
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
Hardcover (23 August, 2000)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Worst academic treatment
-If you don't know snakes and deformables at all, this book won't help you; if you already know, this book won't tell u more.

-Fundamental math missing, like the enery minimization part.

-No examples

-Strange notation ... Read more

Isbn: 3540762175
Sales Rank: 838101
Subjects:  1. Computer Bks - General Information    2. Computer Graphics - General    3. Computer Vision    4. Computer graphics    5. Computers    6. Control theory    7. Image processing    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Computers / Computer Graphics / General   


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