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ANALYTICAL THEORY OF HEAT
TRANSLATED, WITH NOTES,
ALEXANDER FREEMAN, M.A.,
FELLOW OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
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In preparing this version in English of Fourier's celebrated treatise on Heat, the translator has followed faithfully the French original. He has, however, appended brief foot-notes, in which will be found references to other writings of Fourier and modern authors on the subject : these are distinguished by the initials A. F. The notes marked R. L. E. are taken from pencil memoranda on the margin of a copy of the work that formerly belonged to the late Robert Leslie Ellis, Fellow of Trinity College, and is now in the possession of St John's College. It was the translator's hope to have been able to prefix to this treatise a Memoir of Fourier's life with some account of his writings ; unforeseen circumstances have however prevented its completion in time to appear with the present work.
11. The three specific elements which must be observed, are the capacity, the
conducibility proper or permeability, and the external conducibility or
first as constant numbers, independent of the temperatures
have not the same intensity. The intensity of each ray is proportional
1 Each paragraph of the Table indicates the matter treated of in the articles