gauss, one of the few infant prodigies to become an adult prodigy, corrected his father's payroll at the age of three.
gauss also devoted much of his time to acquiring the ancient and modern languages.
If the story is correctly told Baily must have enjoyed his statement that gauss was "the oldest mathematician now living."
In 1819, gauss measured a degree of latitude between Gottingen and Altona.
Its orbit, which was soon computed by gauss, was found to present several striking anomalies.
In mathematics do you look upon Euler, Laplace, or gauss as fools?
It is said that gauss once remarked that Lagrange's equations of motion are not proved, but only historically stated.
Its distance from the sun as determined by gauss was 2·767 times the earth's distance.
From the parish school gauss went to the Catherine Gymnasium, although his father doubted whether he could afford the money.
Its ship, the gauss, had been built at Kiel with the Fram as a model.
C.G.S. unit of intensity of a magnetic field, 1882, named for German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Related: Gaussage.
gauss (gous)
n. pl. gauss or gauss·es
The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.
gauss (gous) The unit of magnetic flux density in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter, or 10^{-4} tesla. |
Gauss, Carl Friedrich 1777-1855. German mathematician, astronomer and physicist who introduced significant and rapid advances to mathematics with his contributions to algebra, geometry, statistics and theoretical mathematics. He also correctly calculated the orbit of the asteroid Ceres in 1801 and studied electricity and magnetism, developing the magnetometer in 1832. The gauss unit of magnetic flux density is named for him. |