This course is discontinued

MAT4370 – Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Wavelet Theory

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Course content

The subject encompasses classical and modern Fourier analysis. The material covered includes the Haar wavelet, elementary functional analysis and Hilbert space theory, Fourier series and Fourier transform, the Fourier inversion formula, Plancherel´s theorem, othonormal wavelet basises and tight frames, multiresolution analysis, classification of wavelets with compact support, pyramid algorithm, convergence of cascade approximants, transfer operators.

Learning outcome

The subject gives basic mathematical understanding of fundamental subjects which has applications in the development of tools and techniques which may be used in signal theory, communication techniques, graphical algorithms and numerical analysis. The course is also an entrance to various concrete aspects of functional analysis which has interest for other parts of mathematics.


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4 hours of lectures per week


Oral exam. Letter grading (A-F)

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Explanations and appeals

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Students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams may apply for participation in deferred examinations. Deferred examinations are arranged either later in the same semester or early in the semester following the exam in question. Documentation of valid reasons for absence from the regular exam must be submitted upon application to participate in deferred examinations.

Students who have failed an exam, who withdraw during an exam, and students who wish to retake an exam to achieve a better grade may not participate in deferred exams, but may retake the exam when it is regularly scheduled.

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Facts about this course






This course was held for the last time Autumn 2005.


Teaching language


The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.