For All Readers
First published in 1995, Wavelets and
Subband Coding filled a useful need in explaining a new view of signal
processing based on flexible time-frequency analysis and its applications.
The book has been well received, and used by researchers and engineers
alike. In addition, it was also used as a textbook for graduate courses at
So what has changed drastically in the last 12 years? The field
has matured, the teaching of these techniques is more widespread, and
publication practices have evolved. Specifically, the World Wide Web,
which was in its infancy a dozen years ago, is now a
major communications medium. Thus, in agreement with our original
publisher, Prentice-Hall, we now
retain the copyright, and have decided to allow open access to the book
online (protected under the by-nc-nd license from Creative Commons). In addition, the solutions manual, prepared by G. Chang, M.
Goodwin, V. K Goyal and T. Kalker, is also
available upon request for teachers using the book.
We thus hope the book continues to play a useful role while getting a
wider distribution. Enjoy it!
Martin Vetterli Jelena Kovačević
Grandvaux New York City
The manuscript is available
for download. This work is protected under the by-nc-nd (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs) license from Creative Commons.
· Chapter-by-chapter contents
A bound copy of the
manuscript can now be bought from CreateSpace store or Amazon.
The following errata apply to printed copies only. The online version
contains all the corrections.
The 1995 version of the book has been translated into Japanese (see
cover on the left).