First published in 1878, The Analytical Theory of Heat is Alexander
Freeman's English translation of French mathematician Joseph
Fourier's Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur, originally published in
French in 1822. In this groundbreaking study, arguing that previous
theories of mechanics advanced by such scientific greats as
Archimedes, Galileo, Newton and their successors did not explain
the laws of heat, Fourier set out to study the mathematical laws... more...