‘Mémoire sur la théorie analytique de la chaleur’ and ‘Mémoire sur l’équilebre et le mouvement des corps élastiques’. Two articles in Mémoires de l’Académie des Sciences de l’Institut de France, vol. 8, pp. 580-622 & 357-570/623-7 (Addition).
First edition. 4to. pp. [viii], ccxlviii, 627; 4 folding plates relating to other articles in this volume; occasional spotting or browning, else very good in the original printed wrappers, which are somewhat frayed to extremities with a little loss.
Two important contributions by two of the foremost theorists of the day. Fourier’s treatise Théorie analytique de la chaleur appeared in 1822, but he published several further papers on the subject, including this present paper which appeared only a year before his death in 1830. Poisson produced a series of works in which he developped the basic equations of elastic theory, to which his ‘Mémoire’ is a contribution. This volume also contains articles by Cauchy, Fourier’s overview of the mathematical work of the Académie, and his ‘Éloge historique de M. Charles’ i.e. Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, the balloonist and inventor.
Author Fourier, Jean-Baptiste Joseph; Poisson, Siméon Denis; et al.
Binding Original printed wrappers.
Publisher Paris: Gauthier-Villars
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Pages [viii], ccxlviii, 627