Reading Group - Signal Processing & Wavelets

Meeting Time: Wed, 3:30-5:00ish
Meeting Place: VGH

Please read about the general goals of this in the "original" webpage.

Note: There is a mailinglist for this reading seminar. Simply send email to maillist@sfu.ca with the subject "subscribe sfu-signals". You can then post messages by sending email to sfu-signals@sfu.ca. This semester we would like to go through the following book:

I suggest to meet once a week to go over chapters or parts of them and to:


The Fourier Transform and Its Applications

The Fourier Transform is really the heart of Signal Processing and plays a crucial role in many fields. Hence it needs a little special attention. Bracewell's book (in it's 3rd edition - the first edition appeared in 1965!) is surely one of the most used (and referenced) books for Fourier Transforms. I would suggest the following schedule:

January 10;
3pm
VGH Torsten Ch 1 - Introduction
January 17
3:30pm
VGH Torsten Ch 2 - Groundwork
January 24
3:30pm
VGH Paul Ch 3 - Convolution
January 31
3:30pm
VGH Sun Ch 4 - Notation for Some Useful Functions
Ch 5 - The Impulse Symbol I
February 7
3:30pm
VGH Steve Ch 5 - The Impulse Symbol II
Ch 6 - The Basic Theorems I
February 13
12:00pm
VGH Vesna Ch 6 - The Basic Theorems II
Ch 7 - Obtaining Transforms
February 20
10:30pm
VGH Daniel Ch 8 - The Two Domains I
February 28
3:30pm
VGH Anna Ch 8 - The Two Domains II
March 14
3:30pm
VGH Torsten Ch 9 - Waveforms, Spectra, Filters, and Linearity
Ch 10 - Sampling and Series I
March 21
3:30pm
VGH Paul Ch 10 - Sampling and Series II
Ch 11 - The Discrete Fourier Transform and the FFT I
March 28
3:30pm
VGH Sun Ch 11 - The Discrete Fourier Transform and the FFT II
Ch 12 - The Discrete Hartley Transform
April 4
3:30pm
VGH Steve Ch 13 - Relatives of the Fourier Transform
April 11
3:30pm
VGH Vesna Ch 14 - The Laplace Transform
April 18
3:30pm
VGH Anna Ch 16 - Applications in Statistics
April 25
3:30pm
VGH   Ch 17 - Random Waveforms and Noise
May 2
3:30pm
VGH   Ch 19 - Dynamic Power Spectra


Wavelets And Filter Banks

I have heard many people recommending this book as the entry point into Wavelets. Apparently Strang can explain things well. Plus they have been offering wavelet tutorials for years, so they must be up to something. I would suggest the following schedule:

See the Fall 2001 webpage.


Last modified: July 8, 2001
Torsten Möller / torsten@cs.sfu.ca