University of Southern California

Other Contributions


Dr. Bekey began applying computers to unusual domains while still a UCLA graduate student. He solved differential equations of power system oscillation by connecting a mechanical analog computer to a static electrical power system simulator. Physical separation of the machines, housed on successive floors of the same building, was solved by running cables through a hole in the upper floor (paper 249).

He also was the first to solve the Hodgkin-Huxley equations of nerve propagation on an electronic analog computer (paper 245), and invented a method for performing digital integration on analog computers. The latter was awarded a US Patent (paper 240).

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