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on August 25, 2014
I wish I had this book when I entered engineering school. In school the concept of Fourier and Laplace transforms were thrown at the student by a math teacher who really did not belong in an engineering school. No effort in providing any insight, just the formula and a few problems. And on the excuse it was already covered by a prerequisite course, subsequent courses in circuit analysis, feedback systems and communications would graciously include the same worthless 5-minute refresher on barely understood material.

I find myself issuing a 5-star rating for a mathematics book from ... a language school for children ?! Yes! Slow-paced and methodical.

35 years ago when I needed such a book, I chanced early upon Lathi's book (ISBN 0 471 51832 8). This turned the formidable, mysterious Fourier transform into an accessible tool. Instead of obscuring the actual problem, the tool became very handy and allowed me to concentrate on solving the problem.

The Lex book requires no prerequisite and its slower pace makes the material more accessible. It might be too slow and starting from too low for engineers but I do encourage such efforts to make difficult topics accessible. In fact, the language school ?! has also produced similar books on DNA and no less than Quantum Mechanics. Based on the Fourier book, I have procured the two other books and will also review these when I am done reading them.
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on January 11, 2004
This book has done an excellent job on explaining fourier transformation. Although I believe I have clear understanding on fourier transform, this book takes me to a new journey and let me look at this transform from another perspective. Well done!
However, the reason I can not give this book five star is that the book contains many redundant and irrelavant dialogues which distract your attention from time to time. To speed up your reading, you have to filter it out.
In addition, this book is over size and make it difficult for bed-time reading.
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on August 2, 2003
THE TRANSNATIONAL COLLEGE OF LEX TOKYO HAS DONE TWO BEAUTIFUL BOOKS,
THIS ONE AND THE OTHER MARVELOUS BOOK "WHAT IS QUANTUM MECHANICS"
WHICH ALSO WORTH ITS WEIGHT GOLD.
I HAVE BOUGHT HUNDERDS OF BOOKS IN MY LIFE AND I FOUND THESE TWO BOOKS
PLUS THE EPISTEIN'S MARVEL "THINKING PHYSICS" ARE THE BEST BOOKS
WRITTEN IN THE ENGLISH LANGAUGE SCIENCE BOOKS EVER.
SORRY BACK TO THIS BOOK ...IN SHORT ...EXCELLENT WORK .
AND VERY VERY PEDAGOGICAL AND STEP BY STEP YOU WILL MASTER THE SUBJECT.
ANY ONE LIKE THIS KIND OF EDUCATIONAL STYLE WILL BE SPELLED BY THE OTHER
GEM I JUST MENTIONED BEFORE FROM THE SAME COMPANY. REALLY WELL DONE,
I ONLY HAVE A LITTLE NOTE ON THE FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM FFT AT THE END OF
THIS BOOK WHICH IS NOT REALLY AT THE SAME LEVEL OF CLEARITY AS THE REST
OF THE BOOK,,SO FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS ...GET EITHER OF THESE BOOKS,
1-UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
2-THE SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS GUIDE TO DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
THE SECOND BOOK HAS A REALLY CRYSTAL CLEAR EXPLANATION TO FFT I EVER READ.
THANX ALOT TRANSNATIONAL COLLEGE FOR THESE TWO WONDERFUL BOOKS,
IN FUTURE I WILL BUY ANY BOOK THIS COMPANY WILL ISSUE BLINDLY.
AND I HOPE THEY WILL CONSIDER TO WRITE ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT GENERAL RELATIVITY TO MAKE THE SUBJECT OF TENSORS AND MANIFOLDS AS CLEAR.
THANX 4 READING MY REVIEW.
ENJOY.
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on August 2, 2003
the Transnational Colege of Lex Tokyo has done two beautiful books this one and the other marvelous book "what is quantum mechanics" which also worth its weight gold,I have bought alot of books and i found these two books plus epstein's marvel "thinking physics" are the best sceince books writen in the english language ever.back to this book,,,
in short ..excellent work.its very very pedagogical and step by step one will master the subject.
my only note on fourier's book is on the treatment of the fast fourier transform which is not really as good as the rest of the book.
any one like a crystal clear exposition on this please refer to
"the scientists and engineers guide to digital signal processing".
in future i will buy any book transnational co. will issue.
my only hope is that transnational colege next pne will be on the general relativity and will see subject of tensors and manifolds that kind of clearity and understandability.thanx 4 reading my review.
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on April 17, 2003
If you ever watched the entertainment TV programs in Japan, you would understand my review: The dialogs in the book are not only useless, but annoying. [...] After a long time reading the dialogs, then who is Fourier, and where is Fourier's discovery?
The book CAN be written in fewer than 50 pages! It's not as good as an "introductory" Fourier Analysis book, or even a story telling about Fourier's life and scientific discovery. ]...] This book is not a useful book in the real world -- far from that. It's "useful" only when you are familiar with the techniques required to apply Fourier Analysis to the real problems. But then why should I own this book? This is why: Look at the pictures and recall some other books' contents, and then throw it away. As science book for the general audience , it's misleading the readers to a boring playground, where we cannot find any entertaining toys, even if you are there just for fun.
I have read many Japanese books about science, and this one is the worst -- not funny enough to kill time, and not good enough to attract people into the world of such an important science -- the Fourier Expansion of Periodic Wave Forms.
Get the Schaum's outline instead. That will solve your problems quick. It's not funny, but interesting and USEFUL.
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on March 28, 2003
I develop time series software and teach classes on time series for a living. I saw this book while looking for material that would help me teach adults some of the concepts of time series. It has been a wonderful resource for me personally because I use FFTs, but it has also been a wonderful resource in terms of how it teaches the material. I highly recommend this book for anyone who teaches math or science.
I help homeschool our three elementary-aged children. We've been working through some of the pages in the book together so they have some idea of what I do while I'm at work. They are really enjoying learning about how to add together sine waves to make different patterns.
This book has given me wonderful insight into teaching and into what my kids can learn even in elementary school. It's also changed the way I lecture when training new staff and the way I choose math curriculum for my children.
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on February 23, 2003
Some boring guys get together, pretending cute, and wrote up a big comic book. Fooling around is good for something, but this one is too much. Though they don't care about precious time, you are fooled all the way. I never laughed while I read it -- not interesting at all.
Boring for college students, and meaningless for pedestrians.
I suggest Tolstov, if you want SOME fun and MUCH knowledge, but DO NOT have much time.
Don't waste your time and money if you would study science.
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on October 22, 2002
I never read a technical book from cover to cover except this book. I am holding M.Sc. in DSP and I never understood what Fourier was talking about, just swallowing his equations without understanding the idea behind them. His equations were puzzels till I read this excellent book. It is very well written, explained in an easy, obvious and excellent way. The only drawback is that the last chapter (FFT) is not very well explained as the rest of the book, but it doesn't harm it.
If all/most of the scientific books written like this book, science become much more interesting and desirable.
I hope that transnational College of LEX show more scientific books like this one.
The authers and the translator deserve BIG thanks.
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on October 22, 2002
I never read a technical book from cover to cover except this book. I am holding M.Sc. in DSP and I never understood what fourier was talking about, just swallowing his equations without understanding the idea behind them. His equations were puzzels till I read this excellent book. It is very well written, explained in an easy, obvious and excellent way. The only drawback is that the last chapter (FFT) is not very well explained as the rest of the book, but it doesn't harm it.
If all/most of the scientific books written like this book, science become much more interesting and desirable.
I hope that transnational College of LEX show more scientific books like this one.
The authers and the translator deserve BIG thanks.
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on September 2, 2002
I just got the book and i am halfway done. The book really provides a very clear explanation on the subject(although elementary). The authors really makes sure you understand everything they talk about(like the addition of sine waves and trigonometric functions etc.). I can't wait to finish the book. I browsed through the 2nd half of the book and saw treatments of e, integration, differentiation and projection and orthogonality. Can't wait to go there! The drawback for me was that the book was a little too simple...I would prefer a more mathematically rigorous book(maybe i should get another after finishing this). But overall this is a good book to learn the basics of Fourier. Buy it! and Read it!
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