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Gabriel Kron was regarded by most Engineers as a talented Electrical Engineer. He discovered the theory of negative resistance.



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Gabriel Kron - Quantum Chemistry History

Gabriel Kron and the Negative Resistor - Bio by Tom Bearden. (

Biographical Books

Kron was Chief Scientist for GE

Gabriel Kron, Philip Alger (ed.), The Life and Times of Gabriel Kron or Walking Around the World - And Tensors. Mohawk Development Service, Schenectady, 1969.

("The only place to get this book from is Union College, Schenectady, NY, USA Schaffer Library, keyword=Gabriel Kron." ref)

H.H. Happ (ed.) Gabriel Kron and Systems Theory General Electric co, Schenectady, N.Y.

The evolution of an engineering scientist

G. Kron and large-scale systems engineering

Kron's contributions to the theory of induction motors

Damping and synchronizing torques og induction motors

Kron's tensor analysis

The development of diakoptics

Application of Kron's concepts to the field of system engineering

An Oriental expansion of Kron's science beyond electrical engineering


The application of tensors to the analysis of rotating electrical machinery Parts I - XVL. Elementary Engineering treatment. Reprinted from a serial in the General Electric Review, 38, (1935), 39, (1936), 40, (1937), 41, (1938). Schenectady, N.Y., General Electric Review, 1st Edition, 1938 2nd Edition 1942, 208 pp. Parts XVII and XVIII added to 1st Edition.

Tensor analysis of networks. Wiley, New York Chapman & Hall, London, 1939 with a new introduction: MacDonald, London, 1965. 635 pp.

A short course in tensor analysis for electrical engineers. Wiley, New York Chapman & Hall, London, 1942. 250 pp. Republished as Tensors for Circuits. With a new Introduction and List of Publications of Gabriel Kron. Dover, New York, 1959.

Equivalent circuits of electric machinery. Wiley, New York, 1951. With a new Preface: Dover, New York, 1967. 278 pp.

Diakoptics the piecewise solution of large-scale systems. MacDonald, London, 1963. 166 pp.


Over 100 published articles, correspondence, discussions, reprints. See listing at

(a sampling)

G. Kron, "Electric Ciruit Models of the Schrödinger Equation". Phys. Rev. 67, 39-43 (1945).

G. Kron, "Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations by Means of Equivalent Circuits". J. Appl. Phys., 16, 172 (1945).

Sample Accomplishments


A problem of determining the losses of interconnected power systems led him to conceive a piecewise procedure he called "Diakoptics" for solving large scale systems by tearing in this approach, the subsystems of the larger system are first solved, and then the solutions of these subsystems are modified to take their interconnection into consideration. (ref)



Montefiore Prize of the University of Liège, Belgium in 1935

honorary Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1936

the Coffin Award of General Electric Company in 1942

honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Nottingham in 1961

Patron and Honorary Memberships in the Tensor Society of Great Britain

the Research Association of Applied Geometry of Tokyo, Japan.


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