Finding meaning in Fourier transforms
September 13, 2009 8:48 PM Subscribe
I'd like to develop a better understanding of the physical and mathematical meanings of the Fourier transform. Can anyone suggest a text that describes some of its applications and elaborates on the importance of the transform to science and mathematics?
posted by Aanidaani to Science & Nature (11 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I frequently encounter it in my crystallography work and so I've only ever thought of it as the mathematical link between real and reciprocal space. I'm not really a mathematician, but I know that the transform is used in a number of other applications--I'd like to learn more about these and also improve my grasp of the mathematics involved in transformations of variables.
Are there any books (not too technical) that discuss this? I'm thinking of books like The Golden Ratio
, but geared toward the scientific community. Thanks!