Who Is Fourier? A Mathematical Adventure
By Transnational College of LEX
Foreword by Dr. Dan Rockmore
Translated from Japanese by Alan Gleason
2nd Edition, in Paperback
In this book, the student authors of the Transnational College of LEX in Tokyo take the reader along on their adventure of discovery of Fourier's wave analysis. The result is a work that gradually moves from basics to the more complicated mathematics of trigonometry, exponentiation, differentiation, and integration, covering Fourier Series, Fourier Coefficients, the Fourier Transform, and the FFT Method. This is done in a way that is not only easy to understand, but is actually fun!
"This book introduces the reader to the field of complex Fourier analysis using a very easy to understand build-up approach... The book also serves as an excellent introduction to students of mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science."
Jerome A LeMieux, MIT
"An approach to the teaching of elementary Fourier series that is innovative, conceptual and appealingly informal."
John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy
"Best math book I have ever read!"