The author has provided a shop window for some of the ideas, techniques and elegant results of Fourier analysis, and for their applications. These range from number theory, numerical analysis, control theory and statistics, to earth science, astronomy, and electrical engineering. Each application is placed in perspective with a short essay. The prerequisites are few (the reader with knowledge of second or third year undergraduate mathematics should have no difficulty following the text), and the style is lively and entertaining.
'This is an extraordinary and very attractive book ! I would like to see the book on the desk of every pure mathematician with an interest in classical analysis, and of every teacher of applied mathematics whose work involves analysis ! This is how mathematics ideally should be presented, but too seldom is.' SIAM Review