# Fourier analysis

### noun Physics, Mathematics.

the expression of any periodic function as a sum of sine and cosine functions, as in an electromagnetic wave function.Compare Fourier series.

## Origin of Fourier analysis

First recorded in 1925–30; named after J.B.J. Fourier

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## Fourier analysis

### noun

## Word Origin for Fourier analysis

C19: named after Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768–1830), French mathematician, Egyptologist, and administrator

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## Fourier analysis

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