Gilbert Strang

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W. Gilbert Strang
Born (1934-11-27) November 27, 1934 (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality United States
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater MIT (S.B.)
Balliol College, Oxford (M.A.)
UCLA (Ph.D.)
Thesis Difference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems (1959)
Doctoral advisor Peter K. Henrici
Doctoral students Hermann Flaschka
Notable awards Chauvenet Prize (1977)

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. Professor Strang is well-known for his unique and somewhat offbeat presentation style that many find to be both entertaining and highly informative[citation needed].


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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)
  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 870634. 
  11. An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, with George Fix (1973, 2008)

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 accessible. 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: 361–385. 
  4. ^ "Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award". 
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
  6. ^ "SIAM Fellows". 
  7. ^ "SIAM Presidents". 

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