Associations to the word «Fourier»

Wiktionary

FOURIER COSINE SERIES, noun. A Fourier series consisting solely of cosine functions
FOURIER SERIES, noun. (mathematics) a series of cosine and sine functions or complex exponentials resulting from the decomposition of a periodic function
FOURIER SINE SERIES, noun. A Fourier series consisting solely of sine functions
FOURIER TRANSFORM, noun. (analysis) a transform, applied to a function, used to determine the function's frequency composition (temporal, spatial or otherwise); it has many scientific and industrial applications, especially in signal processing.
FOURIER TRANSFORMS, noun. Plural of Fourier transform

Dictionary definition

FOURIER, noun. French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830).
FOURIER, noun. French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837).

Wise words

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