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Fourier analysis
Word Origin
noun
,
Physics, Mathematics.
1.
the expression of any periodic function as a sum of sine and cosine functions, as in an electromagnetic wave function.
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Fourier series
.
2.
harmonic analysis
.
Origin of
Fourier analysis
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1925-1930
1925-30;
named after J.B.J.
Fourier
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Fourier analysis
/
ˈfʊərɪˌeɪ
/
noun
1.
the analysis of a periodic function into its simple sinusoidal or harmonic components, whose sum forms a Fourier series
Word Origin
C19: named after Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph
Fourier
(1768–1830), French mathematician, Egyptologist, and administrator
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Fourier analysis
The branch of mathematics concerned with the approximation of periodic functions by the Fourier series and with generalizations of such approximations to a wider class of functions.
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