## The Analytical Theory of HeatThis unabridged republication of Fourier's Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur offers modern readers access to a landmark of modern science. With this work, the great mathematician first showed how any discontinuous function could be represented by a trigonometric series and advanced other concepts of modern mathematical physics. 1878 English translation. |

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### Contents

is that oi melting ice The temperature of water boiling in | 1 |

CONTENTS OF THE WOEK1 | 10 |

The three specific elements which must be observed are the capacity | 19 |

The unit which serves to measure quantities of heat is the heat | 25 |

Notion of the conducibility proper This property also may be observed | 31 |

AST TAOE | 43 |

Bemarks on the case in which the direct action of the heat extends | 63 |

Application of the preceding theorem to the case in which the function | 82 |

ART pAOK | 123 |

CHAPTER III | 131 |

cos7i+ etc | 137 |

SECTION VI | 143 |

SECTION III | 145 |

SECTION IV | 154 |

PRINCIPLE OF THE COMMUNICATION OF HEAT | 164 |

EQUATIONS OF THE VARIED MOVEMENT OF HEAT IN A SOLID PniSM | 291 |

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Page i - The Analytical Theory of Heat. By JOSEPH FOURIER. Translated, with Notes, by A. FREEMAN, MA, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Demy 8vo. i6s. The Scientific Papers of the late Prof. J. Clerk Maxwell. Edited by WD NIVEN, MA Royal 410.