By David Salomon. A free eBook. vi+169 pages, available here.

**Goal of the Book**

The main subject of this book is Fourier methods. Essentially, these methods take objects, either one-dimensional (waves) or two-dimensional (images), and break them up into elementary components that are pure sine waves.

**Organization and Features**

Chapter 1 introduces the Fourier methods.

Chapter 2 explains and illustrates sine waves.

Chapter 3 discusses the Fourier series.

Chapter 4 is a detailed discussion of the Fourier transform, especially its discrete case. Much attention is paid to the fast tranform (FFT).

Chapter 5 is devoted to the all-important and little known sampling theorem, and especially to reconstructing signals by means of the sinc function.

Chapter 6 described convolution in the 1D and 2D cases.

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Errors?

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Preface i

Introduction 1

**1 Fourier Methods 9 **

1.1 Basic Terms 9

**2 Sine Waves** 13

2.1 One-Dimensional Sine Waves 13

2.2 Two-Dimensional Sine Waves 19

2.3 Three-Dimensional Sine Waves 19

**3 Fourier Series** 23

3.1 The Role of Complex Numbers 23

3.2 Deriving the Fourier Coefficients, 1 of 2 25

3.3 Deriving the Fourier Coefficients, 2 of 2 28

3.4 The Fourier Series and Least-Squares 29

3.5 Odd-Even Time-Saving Considerations 33

3.6 Examples 34

3.7 Two-Dimensional Fourier Series 38

3.8 The Complex Exponential Representation 38

3.9 The Discrete Fourier Series 40

**4 The Fourier Transform** 43

4.1 Preliminaries 43

4.2 The Continuous Fourier Transform 47

4.3 The Role of Complex Numbers 49

4.4 The Discrete Fourier Transform 55

4.5 The Inverse DFT 73

4.6 The Two-Dimensional DFT 82

4.7 2D Graphics Transform Example 97

4.8 The Fast Fourier Transform 103

4.9 Postscript 118

5 The Sampling Theorem 119

5.1 The Sampling Theorem 120

5.2 The Sampling Theorem: Reconstruction 128

**6 Convolution** 143

6.1 Example 143

6.2 2D Convolution 148

6.3 The Convolution Theorem 151

**References** 153

**Answers to Exercises** 155

**Index** 165

**Quotation **

What I have to say about this book can be found inside the book. --Albert Einstein