Fourier's theorem

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Definition of Fourier's theorem

: a theorem in mathematics: under suitable conditions any periodic function can be represented by a Fourier series

First Known Use of Fourier's theorem

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Fourier's theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fourier%27s%20theorem. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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