Mathematician:Elias Loomis

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American mathematician and physicist best known for his textbooks.

Also known for his thorough investigation into the geomagnetic storm of 1859.




  • Born: August 7, 1811, Willington, Connecticut, USA
  • 1830: Graduated at Yale College
  • 1833 - 36: Tutor at Yale College
  • 1837: In scientific investigation in Paris
  • 1838: Appointed professor of mathematics in the Western Reserve College, Ohio
  • 1844 - 60: Professorship of natural philosophy and mathematics in the University of the City of New York
  • 1860: Became professor of natural philosophy in Yale
  • Died: August 15, 1889, New Haven, Connecticut, USA


  • 1850: The recent progress of astronomy; especially in the United States
  • 1851: Elements of Analytical Geometry and of the Differential and Integral Calculus (expanded edition 1859)
  • 1852: The Elements of Geology Adapted to the Use of Schools and Colleges
  • 1858: Elements of Natural Philosophy Designed for Academies and High Schools
  • 1860: An Introduction to Practical Astronomy With a Collection of Astronomical Tables
  • 1861: Elements of Geometry and Conic Sections
  • 1862: Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry
  • 1862: Tables of Logarithms of Numbers and of Sines and Tangents
  • 1868: A Treatise on Algebra
  • 1868: A treatise on meteorology : with a collection of meteorological tables