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" Fourier's theorem is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but may be said to furnish an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question in modern physics. "
Elements of Natural Philosophy - Page 28
by William Thomson Baron Kelvin, Peter Guthrie Tait - 1873 - 279 pages
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Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Volume 42

Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Naval architecture - 1900
..." Not only is it (the Fourier Series) one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but it may be said to furnish an indispensable instrument...nearly every recondite question in modern physics." After reading the proof of Professor Lorenz's paper, I analysed a crank-effort curve into a Fourier...
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Plane and Sperical Trigonometry (with Five-place Tables): A Text-book for ...

Robert Édouard Moritz - Trigonometry - 1913 - 520 pages
...simple language and without proof a most famous theorem, which in the language of Thomson and Tait * " is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern...vibrations, the propagation of electric signals along telegraph wires, and the conduction of heat by the earth,s crust, as subjects in their generality intractable...
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Memorabilia Mathematica; Or, The Philomath's Quotation-book

Robert Édouard Moritz - Mathematics - 1914 - 410 pages
...Elementar Mathematik vom hd'heren Standpunkte aus. (Leipzig. 1909) Vol. 2, p. 364. 1928. Fourier's theorem is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but it may be said to furnish an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question...
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The Mechanics of Vibration

Richard Evelyn Donohue Bishop, R. E. D. Bishop, D. C. Johnson - Technology & Engineering - 1979 - 592 pages
...system [see equation (10.1.19)]. CHAPTER 11 NON-HARMONIC AND TRANSIENT VIBRATION Fourier's Theorem ... is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but may be said to furnish an indispensible instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question in modern physics. To...
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Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin

Crosbie Smith, M. Norton Wise - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 866 pages
...afterwards 'mechanical methods of obtaining such combinations'. Finally, referring to its importance as 'an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question in modern physics', from rotation of the plane of polarized light by crystals and magnetic fields to the propagation of...
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Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin

Crosbie Smith, M. Norton Wise - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 866 pages
...afterwards 'mechanical methods of obtaining such combinations'. Finally, referring to its importance as 'an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question in modern physics', from rotation of the plane of polarized light by crystals and magnetic fields to the propagation of...
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Explorers of the Southern Sky: A History of Australian Astronomy

Raymond Haynes - Reference - 1996 - 527 pages
...words, 'Fourier's theorem is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but it may be said to furnish an indispensable instrument...nearly every recondite question in modern physics'." Brian Robinson has commented that 'the awareness in Radiophysics of Fourier Transforms and their application...
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Explorers of the Southern Sky: A History of Australian Astronomy

Raymond Haynes - Reference - 1996 - 527 pages
...automatically in these terms thereafter. He has quoted with feeling Lord Kelvin's words, 'Fourier's theorem is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but it may be said to furnish an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question...
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Physically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy

C.C. Gaither - Science - 1997 - 504 pages
...Washington Academy of Sciences Volume 36, 1946 (p. 286) Thomson, William [Lord Kelvin] Fourier's Theorem is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but it may be said to furnish an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question...
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From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art ...

Bruce Clarke, Linda Dalrymple Henderson - Science - 2002 - 440 pages
...— different amplitudes, phases, and periods — described by Fourier analysis, which he regarded as "an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question in modern physics." 65 The French physicistJ. BJ Fourier had shown in his Theorie analytique de la cbaleur ( 1 807) that...
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