Gilbert Strand
William Gilbert Strang (born November 27, 1934 in Chicago ) is an American mathematician who contributed to the finite element method , calculus of variations, and wavelet analysis. He is also strongly committed to mathematics education, particularly through his six mathematics textbooks and a monograph .
Strang is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology .
Career
- S. B, 1955, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- BA, MA, 1957, Rhodes Fellowship , Balliol College , Oxford
- Ph. D., National Science Foundation Fellow, 1959, University of California, Los Angeles with Peter Henrici . Dissertation: Difference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems
University positions
- Professor of Mathematics at MIT (1962–)
- Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford
Awards and honors
- Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1966–1967)
- Chauvenet Prize , Mathematical Association of America (1977)
- Fairchild Scholar , California Institute of Technology (1980–1981)
- Honorary Professor, Xian Jiaotong University, China (1980)
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1985)
- Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford University (1999)
- Honorary Member, Irish Mathematical Society (2002)
- Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2003)
- Graduate School Teaching Award, MIT (2003)
- In 2004/05 he was on the Abel Prize Committee .
- Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2009)
- He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society .
Offices
- President, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (1999, 2000)
- Professorship, US National Committee on Mathematics (2003-2004)
- Professorship, National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Panel on Mathematics
- Board of Directors - Member, International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)
- Abel Prize Committee (2003-2005)
Publications
Books and monographs
- with George J. Fix: An Analysis of the Finite Element Method. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs NJ 1973, ISBN 0-13-032946-0 (monograph).
- Linear Algebra and its Applications Academic Press, New York NY et al. 1976, ISBN 0-12-673650-2 (and more often: 1980, 1988, 2005).
- Introduction to Applied Mathematics. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Wellesley MA 1986, ISBN 0-9614088-0-4 .
- Calculus. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Wellesley MA 1991, ISBN 0-9614088-2-0 .
- Introduction to Linear Algebra. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Wellesley MA 1993, ISBN 0-9614088-5-5 (and more often: 1998, 2003, 2009; in German: Lineare Algebra. Springer, Berlin et al. 2003, ISBN 3-540-43949-8 ).
- with Truong Nguyen: Wavelets and Filter Banks. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Wellesley MA 1996, ISBN 0-9614088-7-1 .
- with Kai Borre: Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Wellesley MA 1997, ISBN 0-9614088-6-3 .
- Computational Science and Engineering. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Wellesley MA 2007, ISBN 978-0-9614088-1-7 (In German: Wissenschaftliches Rechnen. Springer, Berlin et al. 2010, ISBN 978-3-540-78494-4 ).
- Linear Algebra and Learning from Data. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019, ISBN 978-0-692-19638-0 .
literature
- Interview in Joel Segel (Ed.): Recountings. Conversations with MIT mathematicians. AK Peters, Wellesley MA 2009, ISBN 978-1-568-81449-0 .
Web links
- Literature by and about Gilbert Strang in the catalog of the German National Library
- Strang's homepage at MIT
- WITH OpenCourseWare
- Linear algebra
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers I.
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers II
Individual evidence
- ↑ Gilbert Strang in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)
- ^ Abel Committee
personal data | |
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SURNAME | Strand, Gilbert |
ALTERNATIVE NAMES | Strand, William Gilbert (full name) |
BRIEF DESCRIPTION | American mathematician and university professor |
DATE OF BIRTH | November 27, 1934 |
PLACE OF BIRTH | Chicago |