Paul A. Loomis, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Bloomsburg University
Ben Franklin Hall 204
(570) 3894621
ploomis@bloomu.edu
Fall 2017:
MATH 101 Mathematical Thinking
MATH 113 PreCalculus
MATH 360 Number Theory
I spent 201617 on sabbatical, teaching OPM 381: Analytic
Number Theory, MATH 634: Theory of Rings and Fields, and MATH 638: Algebra Seminar (all in Spanish) at the Universidad Mayor San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia from July to December. From January to May we lived in Ollantaytambo, Peru, homeschooled the kids, and travelled a bit. I gave talks at universities in Ayacucho, Arequipa, and Cusco.
Courses I teach regularly:
HONORS 107 Mathematical Thinking
HONORS 141 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 101 Mathematical Thinking
MATH 113 PreCalculus
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
Publications:
 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), 506510.
 (with Florian Luca) On Totient Abundant Numbers,
INTEGERS: Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Nmumber Theory 8 (2008), Article A6, 17.
 (with Michael Plytage and John Polhill) Summing Up the Euler Phi Function,
College Mathematics Journal 39 (2008), 3442.
 An Introduction to Digit Product Sequences,
Journal of Recreational Mathematics 32 (20032004), 147151.
 Degree Two Generalized Iteration of qAdditive Polynomials,
in Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry with Applications (2004), 601608.
 (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), 933942.

(with S.S. Abhyankar) Equations of Similitude,
Proceedings of the Indian Academy
of Sciences 109 (1999), 19.

(with S.S. Abhyankar) Twice More Nice Equations for Nice Groups,
Contemporary
Mathematics 245 (1999), 6376.

(with S.S. Abhyankar) Once More Nice Equations for Nice Groups,
Proceedings of the
American Mathematical Society 126 (1998), 18851896.
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
weberloomis.wordpress.com.
I've been a runner since 1984. To read some about that, go to
my running page.