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Joseph Fourrier: drawn by Dutertre (ca. 1799)

Fig.1: Portrait of Joseph Fourrier (Andre Dutertre, ca. 1798-9).

The French expedition to Egypt included a number of scientists and mathematicians who helped survey and study the resources of the country.

One of the mathematicians was Joseph Fourrier, here shown by Dutertre as a young man; later, destined to become famous for his formulas and equations used in engineering, now universally known as Fourrier Transforms.

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