High-performance very local Riesz wavelet bases of L 2(ℝ n)

Youngmi Hur, Amos Ron

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We introduce new methodologies for the construction of high-performance very local Riesz wavelet bases of L 2(ℝ n) in arbitrarily high spatial dimension n. The localness L of the representation is measured as the sum of the volumes of the supports of the underlying mother wavelets; small localness number is one of the sought-for properties in wavelet constructions. Our constructs are very simple and they are based on our recent framelet construction methods: the CAMP scheme and the L-CAMP scheme. Within our general methodology, the subclass of piecewiseconstant constructions is the most local one. It includes Riesz wavelet bases with any performance grade and in any spatial dimension. In this subclass, the Riesz wavelet basis with Jackson-type performance k (namely, with k vanishing moments) has localness score L < k+1, independent of the spatial dimension n. Thus, while the number of mother wavelets grows exponentially fast with the dimension, the sum of their volumes remains bounded. In comparison, the widely used n-dimensional tensor-product Daubechies system with k vanishing moments has localness score L ≈ (4k - 2) n.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2237-2265
Number of pages29
JournalSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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