Computational Imaging and Vision

Mastering the Discrete Fourier Transform in One, Two or Several Dimensions

Pitfalls and Artifacts

Authors: Amidror, Isaac

  • Written in an informal style using a pictorial, intuitive approach rather than a rigorous mathematical treatment, intentionally avoiding a purist's approach based on theorems and proofs
  • Teaches how to correctly interpret the DFT results, and how to distinguish between true spectral contents and the various artifacts that are only due to DFT
  • Contains information on subjects rarely covered in literature, such as practical questions regarding the correct interpretation of the DFT results
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5167-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5166-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6131-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
About this book

The discrete Fourier transform (DFT) is an extremely useful tool that finds application in many different disciplines. However, its use requires caution. The aim of this book is to explain the DFT and its various artifacts and pitfalls and to show how to avoid these (whenever possible), or at least how to recognize them in order to avoid misinterpretations. This concentrated treatment of the DFT artifacts and pitfalls in a single volume is, indeed, new, and it makes this book a valuable source of information for the widest possible range of DFT users. Special attention is given to the one and two dimensional cases due to their particular importance, but the discussion covers the general multidimensional case, too. The book favours a pictorial, intuitive approach which is supported by mathematics, and the discussion is accompanied by a large number of figures and illustrative examples, some of which are visually attractive and even spectacular.

 

Mastering the Discrete Fourier Transform in One, Two or Several Dimensions is intended for scientists, engineers, students and any readers who wish to widen their knowledge of the DFT and its practical use. This book will also be very useful for ‘naive’ users from various scientific or technical disciplines who have to use the DFT for their respective applications. The prerequisite mathematical background is limited to an elementary familiarity with calculus and with the continuous and discrete Fourier theory.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book is about the discrete Fourier transform and its practical limitations, pitfalls and artifacts. It is addressed to a wide audience in various scientific and engineering branches, and because of that an intuitive approach supported by mathematics is preferred over a rigorous mathematical treatment.” (Biljana Jolevska-Tuneska, Mathematical Reviews, May, 2014)

“This book is for readers who have already taken an introductory course in the theory of discrete and continuous Fourier transforms, and now want to use their new knowledge in various science or engineering fields. … Amidror (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) illustrates some of the most frequent mistakes using several hundred figures, which are a central part of the book’s approach. … it may be useful for professional audiences. Summing Up: Recommended. Professionals/practitioners.” (M. Bona, Choice, Vol. 51 (9), May, 2014)

“The current book aims to explain the DFT and the various ways one can get into trouble with it. More importantly, it also suggests how to avoid the pitfalls or recognize them and escape any consequent misinterpretation. … it would be useful resource for practitioners and a valuable addition to libraries. It has a good bibliography and a very nice glossary of signal and image processing terms.” (William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, April, 2014)

“The aim of this textbook is to explain the various artifacts and pitfalls of the DFT. … This book is mainly written for people with a basic knowledge of DFT, but are not sufficiently familiar with practical limitations and artifacts of DFT. … The textbook is written in a very informal style and contains numerous examples, figures, and tables. Without any doubt, this book will be a valuable source of information for a wide range of DFT users.” (Manfred Tasche, zbMATH, Vol. 1277, 2014)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5167-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5166-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6131-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mastering the Discrete Fourier Transform in One, Two or Several Dimensions
Book Subtitle
Pitfalls and Artifacts
Authors
Series Title
Computational Imaging and Vision
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5167-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5167-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5166-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6131-8
Series ISSN
1381-6446
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 375
Topics