Gilbert Strang

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W. Gilbert Strang
Born (1934-11-27) November 27, 1934 (age 84)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materMIT (S.B.)
Balliol College, Oxford (M.A.)
UCLA (Ph.D.)
AwardsChauvenet Prize (1977)
Scientific career
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ThesisDifference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems (1959)
Doctoral advisorPeter K. Henrici
Doctoral studentsHermann Flaschka

William Gilbert Strang (born November 27, 1934[1]), usually known as simply Gilbert Strang or Gil Strang, is an American mathematician, with contributions to finite element theory, the calculus of variations, wavelet analysis and linear algebra. He has made many contributions to mathematics education, including publishing seven mathematics textbooks and one monograph. Strang is the MathWorks Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2] He teaches Introduction to Linear Algebra and Computational Science and Engineering and his lectures are freely available through MIT OpenCourseWare.


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Books and monographs[edit]

  1. Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Spring 2014)
  2. Essays in Linear Algebra (2012)
  3. Algorithms for Global Positioning, with Kai Borre (2012)
  4. Computational Science and Engineering (2007)
  5. Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS, with Kai Borre (1997)
  6. Wavelets and Filter Banks, with Truong Nguyen (1996)
  7. Introduction to Linear Algebra (1993, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2016)
  8. Calculus (1991, 2010, 2017)
  9. Linear Algebra and Its Applications (1976, 1980, 1988, 2005)
  10. Introduction to Applied Mathematics. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley-Cambridge Press. 1986. pp. xii+758. MR 0870634.
  11. An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, with George Fix (1973, 2008)
  12. Linear Algebra and Learning from Data (forthcoming, January 2019)[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roselle, D. P. (1977). "Award of the 1977 Chauvenet Prize to Professor Gilbert Strang". The American Mathematical Monthly. 84 (6): 417. CiteSeerX JSTOR 2321898.
  2. ^ "MIT announces Professor Gilbert Strang as the first MathWorks Professor of Mathematics". Cambridge, MA: MIT News. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  3. ^ Edelman, Alan; Strang, Gilbert (2004). "Pascal matrices". Amer. Math. Monthly: 189–197. doi:10.2307/4145127.
  4. ^ "Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award".
  5. ^ "SIAM Fellows".
  6. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
  7. ^ "SIAM Presidents".
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