Paul A. Loomis, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Ben Franklin Hall 204
Schedule for 2016-2017:
I am on sabbatical from August 2016 to May 2017. I'll be teaching OPM 381: Analytic
Number Theory (in Spanish!) at the Universidad Mayor San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia. You can
still email me, but I may be a little slower to answer than usual.
Courses I teach regularly:
|HONORS 107 Mathematical Thinking|
|HONORS 141 Introduction to Statistics
||MATH 101 Mathematical Thinking|
|MATH 113 Pre-Calculus|
|MATH 125 Calculus 1|
|MATH 126 Calculus 2 |
|MATH 141 Introduction to Statistics|
|MATH 185 Discrete Mathematics|
|MATH 225 Calculus 3|
|MATH 310 Abstract Algebra|
|MATH 314 Linear Algebra|
|MATH 360 Number Theory|
|MATH 421 Advanced Calculus (Real Analysis)
||MATH 492 Honors Independent Study|
Other courses I teach, but not that often:
|MATH 109 College Algebra |
|MATH 111 Finite Mathematics|
|MATH 112 Trigonometry|
|MATH 123 Essentials of Calculus|
|MATH 241 Probability and Statistics|
|MATH 322 Differential Equations|
- New Families of Solitary Numbers,
Journal of Algebra and its Applications 14 (2015), 154004 (6 pages).
- Two Results on Sums of Cubes,
The Mathematical Gazette 95 (2011), 506-510.
- (with Florian Luca) On Totient Abundant Numbers,
INTEGERS: Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Nmumber Theory 8 (2008), Article A6, 1-7.
- (with Michael Plytage and John Polhill) Summing Up the Euler Phi Function,
College Mathematics Journal 39 (2008), 34-42.
- An Introduction to Digit Product Sequences,
Journal of Recreational Mathematics 32 (2003-2004), 147-151.
- Degree Two Generalized Iteration of q-Additive Polynomials,
in Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry with Applications (2004), 601-608.
- (with Matthew Severcool) The Density of Abundant Numbers,
Proceedings of SSHEMA, 2003.
- (with Mehdi Razzaghi) The Concept of Hormesis in Developmental Toxicology,
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 7 (2001), 933-942.
(with S.S. Abhyankar) Equations of Similitude,
Proceedings of the Indian Academy
of Sciences 109 (1999), 1-9.
(with S.S. Abhyankar) Twice More Nice Equations for Nice Groups,
Mathematics 245 (1999), 63-76.
(with S.S. Abhyankar) Once More Nice Equations for Nice Groups,
Proceedings of the
American Mathematical Society 126 (1998), 1885-1896.
Other stuff I do:
I have made three albums of original folk songs: Dry Ridge (2005), Yuspe (2009), and World Famous in Bloomsburg (2014). There is stuff about this, like how to find me playing live or how to buy an album, at paulloomis.com.
Along with my wife Leticia Weber and our kids Anna and Zeke, I spend lots of time in South America. Our blog of that trip, our other travels, and occasional posts from regular life - can be found at
I've been a runner since 1984. To read some about that, go to
my running page.