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Your Daily Equation #16: Fourier Series — The “atoms” of Math

Join us for #YourDailyEquation with Brian Greene. Every Mon – Fri at 3pm EDT, Brian Greene will offer brief and breezy discussions of pivotal equations. Even if your math is a bit rusty, tune in for accessible and exciting stories of nature and numbers that will allow you to see the universe in a new way.

Episode 16 #YourDailyEquation: Much as matter, however complicated, can be decomposed into combinations of atoms, mathematical functions, however complicated, can be decomposed into combinations of simpler functions–sines and cosines. In this episode of Your Daily Equation, Brian discusses this remarkable discovery of Joseph Fourier, which has profound applications in both math and physics.

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Your Daily Equation #16: Fourier Series — The “atoms” of Math

Join us for #YourDailyEquation with Brian Greene. Every Mon – Fri at 3pm EDT, Brian Greene will offer brief and breezy discussions of pivotal equations. Even if your math is a bit rusty, tune in for accessible and exciting stories of nature and numbers that will allow you to see the universe in a new way.

Episode 16 #YourDailyEquation: Much as matter, however complicated, can be decomposed into combinations of atoms, mathematical functions, however complicated, can be decomposed into combinations of simpler functions–sines and cosines. In this episode of Your Daily Equation, Brian discusses this remarkable discovery of Joseph Fourier, which has profound applications in both math and physics.