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Fourier series

n.
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.

[After Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier.]

Fourier series

n
(Mathematics) an infinite trigonometric series of the form a0 + a1cos x + b1sin x + a2cos 2x + b2sin 2x + …, where a0, a1, b1, a2, b2 … are the Fourier coefficients. It is used, esp in mathematics and physics, to represent or approximate any periodic function by assigning suitable values to the coefficients

Fou′rier se`ries


n.
an infinite series that approximates a given function on a specified domain by using linear combinations of sines and cosines.
[1875–80; see Fourier analysis]
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