# Questions on Daubechies wavelets

Is the refinement equation for the orthonormal Daubechies scaling function $$\phi(x) = \sqrt{2} \sum_n h_n \phi(2x-n) \;?$$ The filter coefficients for Daubechies wavelets have been given e.g. in this page. Consider case D20. Do the indices $$n$$ for $$h_n$$ run from 0 to 19? Or do we set $$h_{-n} = h_n$$?

Suppose we have an arbitrary function $$f \in L^2(\mathbb{R})$$. Can we approximate $$f$$ with $$f(x) \approx 2^{j/2} \sum_k c_k \phi(2^j x - k)$$ where $$c_k = 2^{j/2} \int f(x) \phi(2^j x - k) dx$$ when $$j$$ is sufficiently large? Can we approximate $$f\left(\frac{k}{2^j}\right) \approx c_k \;?$$