Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, 1768-1830. French mathematician who studied the mathematical theory of heat conduction. He established the partial differential equation governing heat diffusion and solved it by using infinite series of trigonometric functions.
Fourier, Joseph
Biography of the scientist from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography.
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Biography of the mathematician with links to relevant terms and related links. From the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Describes Fourier's early interests in literature and the priesthood, as well as some political complications. Page also covers developments in heat transfer equations and series expansions for trigonomic functions.
Joseph Fourier - Wikipedia
Biography of the mathematician with links to relevant terms.

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