# Mathematician:Elias Loomis

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## Mathematician

American mathematician and physicist best known for his textbooks.

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

## Nationality

American

## History

- 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

## Publications

- 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*