Mémoire Sur la Méthode générale relative au Mouvement de la chaleur dans les Corps solides plongés dans des milieux dont la température varie avec le temps.
Offprinted from Journal de l’École Polytechnique. 4tp. pp. 58; minor spotting or dust-soiling, untrimmed and stab-sewn in the original plain blue wrappers. A presentation copy, inscribed to upper wrapper “à Ms. [Victor] Puiseux, membre de l’Académie des Sciences, hommage de l’auteur”.
In this paper “Duhamel published a solution for the temperature distribution in a solid with variable boundary temperature. He was considering the situations in which the surface radiates into a medium and in which the temperature of the medium changes according to a known law. His object was to reduce these cases to those of a surface at constant temperature. His method, based on the principle of superposition, generalized a solution by Fourier and substituted, in place of the original temperature function, the sum of the constant temperature term and an integral term (an integral of the rate of change of the temperature function). This method generalizes Duhamel’s pinciple” (DSB IV.222).
Author Duhamel, Jean-Marie Constant.
Date [Mai 1832]
Binding Original plain wrappers
Publisher [Paris: Imprimerie Royale]
Condition See description
Pages p. 58