What's the Etymology of your PF Name?

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I'll go ask Arildno. He seems to be quite the expert on plural forms these days! :biggrin:
 
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fourier jr said:
in case anyone has wondered...
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Fourier.html
(everyone on this forum should know who that guy was, except maybe the biologists & philosophers)

Yup, knew that one.. With that user name, we have high expectations of your posts. :smile:

As a paper for college, I wrote one that delved a bit into Fourier's biogr.. for example, his formulating the concepts of his "Fourier Series" while posted along the Nile (Egypt), in the commission of Napoleon's Army. For the appendix of the paper, I worked out the Fourier Transform of several useful functions commonly found in engineering. Pretty cool, being able to get some math credit for writing an historical account. :cool:
 
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i'm 'new' to 'science' and also think I'm a bit of a 'scientist' oh and theirs a magazine so i though ooooo snazzy woird play
 

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