Villarceau in 1883, photographed by Eugène Pirou
|Born||15 January 1813|
|Died||23 December 1883 (aged 70)|
|Alma mater||École Centrale Paris|
|Fields||Mathematics, astronomy, engineering|
Antoine-Joseph Yvon Villarceau (15 January 1813 – 23 December 1883) was a French astronomer, mathematician, and engineer.
He constructed an equatorial meridian-instrument and an isochronometric regulator for the Paris Observatory.
He wrote Mécanique Céleste. Expose des Méthodes de Wronski et Composantes des Forces Perturbatrices suivant les Axes Mobiles (Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1881) and Sur l'établissement des arches de pont, envisagé au point de vue de la plus grande stabilité (Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1853).
A short street in the 16th arrondissement in Paris is named after Villarceau.
- Debus, Allen G. (1968). World Who's Who in Science: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Scientists from Antiquity to the Present. Chicago: Marquis-Who's Who. p. 1840.
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