Prerequisites: Math 250 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Math 251 Multivariable Calculus.
Introduction to Signal and Image Processing by
Discrete Fourier Transform and Wavelet Transforms
This course begins with some topics in linear algebra not covered in Math 250 (such as complex vector spaces, linear transformations, and Fourier series). It then develops the theory of the finite Fourier transform and the new theory of discrete wavelet transforms. These transforms make it possible to separate a digitized audio signal (or twodimensional image) into low frequency components (coarse outline) and high frequency components (detailed features) in a computationally effective way. Then the signal or image can be compressed or noise can be removed using these components.
The course will involve several MATLAB computer projects. Some prior knowledge of MATLAB is helpful but not necessary. A general familiarity with computers and basic programming skills are needed. Purchase of MATLAB software is not required, since you can use the MATLAB software in the ARC and other public computer labs at Rutgers. We will also use the publicdomain wavelet software package Uvi_Wave (which runs under MATLAB).
Spring 2015 Schedule
Instructor  Type  Index  Section  Day(s)/ Period 
Time  Room (click for map) 
Campus 
Thibault, Matthew  L  05645  01  MTh3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  ARC205  BUS 
This course is taught during the Spring term.
Texts for the course
1. Lecture notes:
Roe Goodman, Introduction to Signal and Image Processing by
Discrete Fourier Transform and Wavelet Transforms
Download the
pdf file
(revised 1/20/15)
A. Jensen and A. la CourHarbo, Ripples in Mathematics: The Discrete Wavelet Transform
Springer ISBN # 3540416625
Buy at Rutgers U. Store or use this link: Springer
Other Resources
 Survey of course topics by Roe Goodman
Discrete Fourier and Wavelet Transforms: Mathematical Microscopes for Signal Processing

Stanford FFT Laboratory
How to update JAVA and set Security Exception for FFT Lab  Fast Fourier Transform links
 Wavelet Information
 Wikipedia Wavelets
 Here is an article on Image Compression and the JPEG 2000 algorithm based on the CDF Wavelet transform (which is studied in this course).
 Here is an article on Discrete Wavelet Transformations and Undergraduate Education by C. Beneteau and P. J. Van Fleet (from Notices of the American Mathematical Society, May 2011) that outlines all the mathematical topics covered in the course with many interesting examples of image processing.
 Here is the MIT Open CourseWare page of Gilbert Strang's course Wavelets and Filter Banks.
Recommended Books Emphasizing Applications
S. Allen Broughton and Kurt Bryan, Discrete Fourier Analysis and Wavelets
(not required for course)
James S. Walker,
A Primer on Wavelets and Their Scientific Applications (Second Edition)
(not required for course)
Course Materials
Exams
 Midterm 1: Thursday, Feb. 26 (ARC 205)
 Midterm 2: Thursday, April 16 (ARC 205)
 Final Exam: Thursday, May 7, 811 AM (ARC 205)
MATLAB Assignments
 Project 1: Digital Signals and Vector Graphics
(Due February 9)
(pdf format)  Project 2: Convolution and Discrete Fourier Transform
(Due March 2)
(pdf format)  Project 3: Haar Wavelet Transform
(Due March 23)
(pdf format)  Project 4: Implementation of Wavelet Transforms
(Due April 6)
(pdf format)  Project 5: Image Analysis by Wavelet Transforms (Due April 27) (pdf format)
Uvi_Wave zip file (unzip the file to use the package)
Uvi_Wave directories and files
Note: You can run Matlab on your own computer (without buying the program) by using the Rutgers Xapplication server.
 Click on this apps server link.
 Log in to the apps server using the connect button at the upper righthand corner of the screen and your Rutgers NetID.
 From the Main Menu at the lower left corner of the apps server toolbar, click on Education and then on Matlab
 From the Main Menu click on Internet and then on Firefox Web Browser to access the Uvi_Wave files from the math 357 course web page.
 Copy the Uvi_Wave files into a directory that your create on the Xapps server. Then set the Matlab path to this directory.
Course History
Taught by Prof. Goodman 20052008, Prof. Retakh 2009, Prof. Goodman 20102014.
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