So what is all the fuss about wavelets?
You can find out by reading these notes. They will introduce you to the central concepts surrounding wavelets and their applications. By focusing on the essential ideas and arguments, they enable you to get to the heart of the matter as quickly as possible. They then point you to the appropriate places in the literature for detailed proofs and real applications, so you can continue your study.
They begin with the notion of time-frequency analysis, present the multiresolution analysis and basic wavelet construction, introduce you to the many friends, relatives and mutations of wavelets, and finally give a selection of applications.
They are suitable for beginning graduate students and above. A preliminary chapter containing some of the prerequisite concepts and definitions is included for reference.