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Mathematical Foundations of Imaging, Tomography and Wavefield Inversion

Anthony J. Devaney

Cambridge University Press, 2012; $80.00 (hardcover).


This is an exemplary textbook and reference about the theory of imaging based on the mathematical analysis of wave propagation. It is written for graduate students who are familiar with the theory of complex variables, Green-function techniques and linear algebra. The text is augmented with clear illustrations, suggestions for further learning, problem sets, references and a useful index. The book’s website provides detailed solutions and MATLAB codes for the problems. The author and publisher have produced a novel work that gives a complete foundation for the understanding and solution of inverse problems with applications to many types of imaging. This book is eminently suitable for a comprehensive graduate course.

Barry R. Masters is a Fellow of AAAS, OSA and SPIE. He is with the department of biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.

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