Mathematicians born on this day:
1768 : Fourier 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1822 : Tinseau 
Joseph Fourier  George Birkhoff  Thomas Muir 
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Joseph Fourier (1768  1830)
The differential equations of the propagation of heat express the most general conditions, and reduce the physical questions to problems of pure analysis, and this is the proper object of theory.
Analytical Theory of Heat
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