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Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier

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Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830) was a French applied mathematician.

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His mathematical formulation of heat flow in 1807 contains the proposal that, with certain constraints, any mathematical function can be represented by a trigonometrical series.

This principle forms the basis of Fourier analysis, used in many fields of physics, and is embodied in his Theorie analytique de la chaleur / The Analytical Theory of Heat in 1822.

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Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier is famous for initiating the investigation of Fourier series.

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