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LÉVY, ARMAND (ABRAHAM):

French mathematician and mineralogist; born at Paris 1794; died there June 26, 1841. He was a graduate of the Ecole Normale, where he became teacher of mathematics (1814-15). He went to England, where he lived till 1828, and then to Belgium. Here he was lecturer at the University of Liége, and became a member of the Academy of Sciences at Brussels. Returning to France in 1830, he was appointed professor of mineralogy at the Collége Charlemagne.

Lévy published essays in the "Correspondance Mathématique" of Quételet (1828-30), in the "Annals of Philosophy," and in the "Philosophical Magazine," and was the author of: "De Différentes Propriétés des Surfaces de Second Ordre"; "Sur une Nouvelle Manière de Mesurer la Pesanteur Spécifique des Corps"; "Sur Quelques Propriétés des Systèmes de Forces."

Bibliography:
  • La Grande Encyclopédie; Nouveau Larousse Illustré.
S. F. T. H.
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