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Fourier Analysis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fourier Analysis
Tree Number(s)
E05.377
G17.226
L01.224.800.625
Unique ID
D005583
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005583
Scope Note
Analysis based on the mathematical function first formulated by Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier in 1807. The function, known as the Fourier transform, describes the sinusoidal pattern of any fluctuating pattern in the physical world in terms of its amplitude and its phase. It has broad applications in biomedicine, e.g., analysis of the x-ray crystallography data pivotal in identifying the double helical nature of DNA and in analysis of other molecules, including viruses, and the modified back-projection algorithm universally used in computerized tomography imaging, etc. (From Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Entry Version
FOURIER ANAL
Entry Term(s)
Analysis, Cyclic
Analysis, Fourier
Cyclic Analysis
Fourier Series
Fourier Transform
See Also
Wavelet Analysis
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/07/03

No Qualifiers
Fourier Analysis Preferred
Fourier Transform Related
Fourier Series Related
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