# Fourier-series meaning

An infinite series whose terms are constants multiplied by sine and cosine functions and that can, if uniformly convergent, approximate a wide variety of functions.

noun

The expansion of a periodic function into a series of sines and cosines.

noun

An infinite series whose terms are constants multiplied by sine and cosine functions and that can, if uniformly convergent, approximate a wide variety of functions.

### Origin of fourier-series

- After Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph
**Fourier**##### From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

- Named after Joseph Fourier, a French mathematician
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