Mathematician:Joseph Fourier

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Mathematician

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier was a French mathematician and physicist best known for the Fourier series and his application of this technique to the problem of heat conduction.

Also developed the technique of dimensional analysis, and discovered the greenhouse effect.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 21 March 1768, Auxerre, Bourgogne, France
  • 1798: Accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt
  • Died: 16 May 1830, Paris, France


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Joseph Fourier can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Joseph Fourier can be found here.


Books and Papers

  • Historical Précis (unpublished)


Sources