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Joseph Fourier: The Man and the Mathematician

Part of the Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis book series (ANHA)

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Orphaned when still a child, Joseph Fourier went through the French Revolution, the Napoleonic era, and the following Restoration as a high-ranking public servant.

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  • French Revolution
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  • Administrative Duty
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  • Neighboring Department

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    “come è duro calle lo scendere e ’l salir per l’altrui scale” The Divine Comedy, Paradise, XVII, 59–60, by Dante Alighieri (1265–1321).

  2. 2.

    The present day École Normale descends from the homonymous school established 16 years later during the Napoleonic era, dedicated to training professors of secondary and higher education.

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Prestini, E. (2016). Joseph Fourier: The Man and the Mathematician. In: The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysis. Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7989-6_1

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