MIT students give longtime math professor a standing ovation after his last lecture

Eli Curwin:

After 63 years teaching and over 10 million views on his online lectures, MIT professor Gilbert Strang received a standing ovation from his students Monday once he completed his last linear algebra lecture.

The mathematics professor graduated from MIT in 1955 and has since published several books on linear algebra and differential equations. He was one of the first professors to publish his lectures on the institute’s online open learning library OpenCourseWare, or OCW, and continues to fall within the top 10 most viewed lecturers at MIT.

In a video posted by the creators of MIT:REGRESSIONS, a documentary recounting the history of the institute, Strang’s linear algebra class can be seen giving the longtime professor a round of applause.

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