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 book
- 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
- 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
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.