This is a free book. It should a) help you to get up to speed with Matlab, for b) the analysis of biosignals.

How to use this bookΒΆ

  • If you want to go through it systematically, or if you prefer to read printed material, you may want to download the PDF-version of the book.
  • The main thing is: you have to sit down at home, read through the book - and try things out / do the Exercises in Matlab yourself! Listening to me at the lecture is not enough. Just as you will never learn to play the piano by going to concerts, you also have to sit down and program yourself in order to learn it!
  • This book should contain everything you need to get started. I want to stress again, however, that you really need to sit down, start Matlab, and do thing yourself on the computer in order to really “know” biosignal analysis.

Chapter 1 tells you how to get started with programming Matlab, and Chapter 2 is a very short summary of the mathematical essentials. Chapters 3-7 contain the heart of the lecture: signal filtering (Chapter 3), event detection and crosscorrelation (Chapter 4), basic statistics (Chapter 5), linear regression analysis (Chapter 6), and Fourier transformations (Chapter 7). Since in real life you will often work with graphical user interfaces (GUIs), Chapter 8 tells you about the main ideas behind them. And in the Appendix, you get an outlook into Python, a very good alternative to Matlab.

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