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by J. F. James

Telecommunications, acoustics and computer science. In the final chapter, particular attention is paid to the fast Fourier transform. Throughout, discussion of these applications is reinforced by the inclusion of many worked examples. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, this book will be invaluable to students of physics, electrical and electronic engineering and computer science.
Download A Student's Guide to Fourier Transforms: With Applications in Physics and Engineering epub
ISBN: 0521462983
ISBN13: 978-0521462983
Category: Science
Subcategory: Mathematics
Author: J. F. James
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (February 24, 1995)
Pages: 141 pages
ePUB size: 1397 kb
FB2 size: 1765 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 123
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Good for a quick introduction to the topic. Not a lot of depth but some good example applications. Worthwhile for a quick reference.
A new edition of a classic introduction to Fourier transforms. Suitable for undergraduates or the curious.
I must agree with several of the other reviewers. The book assumes that the student knows too much about the subject. This would not be a good choice as a text for teaching a student about Fourier Analysis and transforms. If the reader has a real interest to learn the basics as well as the more in-depth the theorems, where they come from and why they work, a solid systematic approach can be found in the text by to Norman Morrison.
Handy resource -- best of the Cambridge "Student's Guides".

A colleague (who teaches the material) recommended this to me, and I like it and have subsequently recommended it to a number of students myself.

The book is what it says: a "Student's Guide"... NOT a "textbook" -- the other reviewers who want MATLAB code, additional exercises, more theory, are missing the point, as is the one who says the book lacks a well defined audience: this is not a textbook, but a supplement for the student (or professional) who wants a quick, easy way in to some additional review, summary, or a short introduction. The book does this very well, and is appropriately short to suit that purpose. (Note: it is not a Schaum's Outline either, with a zillion worked exercises... that's yet a different beast.)

This book fits nicely in the same zone as "Quick Calculus" by Ramsey and Kleppner, and "Div, Grad, Curl and all that" by Schey... neither designed to be the last word, or a stand-alone text, and both designed to help physics and engineering students get a handle on using the math.

If you want more, the classic reference (and textbook, with some suggested MATLAB exercises) is Bracewell's "The Fourier Transform and its Applications", The Fourier Transform & Its Applications, which _IS_ a textbook designed for a class, and (like many texts) not as quick to use as a reference unless you already worked through it once in a class. I love that book, and recommend it highly... but it serves a different purpose. James' book is a great "Student's Guide".
Good theory and apllications. Maybe it could have more exercises in popular math software
lihe Mathlab, mathematica or Maple.

Interesting for people from health sciences studying mathematics, like Biomedical Engineer.

I think it is graduate level.
This is a very brief but clear and easy to read to the Fourier transform.
The book exposed some physics application tor the transform (Fraunhoffer diffraction, filters, interferometry, ...). The introducion to the Radon transform and to the Central Slice theorem is very light but is a very nice example of the n-dimensional Fourier transform.

I recomed this book althougth as a student guide book (as the title says) there is a lack of end chapter exercises (with detailed solutions) that complement the theory.
In my opinión the book also benefit if would include some computer aplication in a higth level language like Matlab.
Enjoyed the text. Easy reading when caught in doctors office waiting on your turn and also a good nitetime read.
I've used this book since the first edition. As an acoustician, I use this as an introduction and a source of training assignments for new student researchers. It predates the other Student Guide books and wasn't written with the same intent. This book is in the long tradition of 100 page focussed introductions to mathematical subjects that used to be published by university presses. So don't criticize it for what it's not - it's not an introduction to supplement a course, instead accept it for what it is, it is a great introduction to Fourier transforms. If you want to learn about code, look elsewhere, if you want to gain insight and get a feel for what Fourier Transforms are about, start here. Once you've absorbed this you can go to Bracewell or Brigham to learn how to implement the methods.