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.
- Born: 21 March 1768, Auxerre, Bourgogne, France
- 1798: Accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt
- Died: 16 May 1830, Paris, France
Theorems and Definitions
- Fourier Series
- Fourier Transform
- Fourier's Theorem
- Fourier's Law
- Fourier Analysis
- Heat Equation
- Sum Notation
- Fourier Coefficients
- Fourier-Stieltjes Coefficients (with Thomas Stieltjes)
Results named for Joseph Fourier can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for Joseph Fourier can be found here.
Books and Papers
- 1807: On the Propagation of Heat in Solid Bodies
- 1810: Description of Egypt
- 1820: Refroidissement séculaire du globe terrestre (Bulletin des Sciences par la Société Philomathique de Paris Vol. 3, 7: 58 – 70)
- 1822: Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur
- Historical Précis (unpublished)