Dirichlet pp 65-70 | Cite as

Publications: 1829–1830

  • Uta C. MerzbachEmail author


In the years 1829 and 1830, Crelle published three more memoirs written by Dirichlet. Appearing in volumes 4 and 5 of his Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, they served two related purposes: They were most likely prompted by an attempt to clarify and make more rigorous the concepts to which Dirichlet had had to introduce the students in his lectures. At the same time, they brought to the attention of a wider audience Fourier’s work on analysis and heat theory, as well as the competing approach that Poisson utilized.

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  1. 1.(Deceased)Georgetown, TXUSA

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