1768 – Fourier – bio

Jean Babtiste Joseph Fourier (known as Joseph) was born in 1768 in France and was a mathematician who became known for his work on heat transfer and the analysis of periodic functions (wave forms) using combinations of trigonometric series. These are now called Fourier series and the process is called Fourier analysis.

PRECURSOR:
1642 – Newton
1700 – Bernoulli
1707 – Euler
1736 – Lagrange

CONCURRENT:
Herschel
1777 – Gauss

SUBSEQUENT:
1805 – Dirichlet
1826 – Riemann

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