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# gauss

[gous] /gaʊs/
noun, Electricity
1.
the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction, equal to the magnetic induction of a magnetic field in which one abcoulomb of charge, moving with a component of velocity perpendicular to the field and equal to one centimeter per second, is acted on by a force of one dyne; 1 maxwell per square centimeter or 10− 4 weber per square meter. Symbol: G.
2.
(formerly) oersted (def 1).
Origin of gauss
1880-1885
1880-85; named after K. F. Gauss

## Gauss

[gous] /gaʊs/
noun
1.
Karl Friedrich
[kahrl free-drikh] /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA),
1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.
Related forms
Gaussian, adjective
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• gauss, one of the few infant prodigies to become an adult prodigy, corrected his father's payroll at the age of three.

Augustus De Morgan
• gauss also devoted much of his time to acquiring the ancient and modern languages.

J. Munro
• If the story is correctly told Baily must have enjoyed his statement that gauss was "the oldest mathematician now living."

Augustus De Morgan
• In 1819, gauss measured a degree of latitude between Gottingen and Altona.

J. Munro
• Its orbit, which was soon computed by gauss, was found to present several striking anomalies.

Daniel Kirkwood
• In mathematics do you look upon Euler, Laplace, or gauss as fools?

Ivan S. Turgenev
• 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.

Oliver Lodge
• From the parish school gauss went to the Catherine Gymnasium, although his father doubted whether he could afford the money.

J. Munro
• Its ship, the gauss, had been built at Kiel with the Fram as a model.

Roald Amundsen
British Dictionary definitions for gauss

## gauss

/ɡaʊs/
noun (pl) gauss
1.
the cgs unit of magnetic flux density; the flux density that will induce an emf of 1 abvolt (10–8 volt) per centimetre in a wire moving across the field at a velocity of 1 centimetre per second. 1 gauss is equivalent to 10–4 tesla
Word Origin
after Karl Gauss

## Gauss

/German ɡaus/
noun
1.
Karl Friedrich (karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777–1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy
Derived Forms
Gaussian (ˈɡaʊsɪən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for gauss

C.G.S. unit of intensity of a magnetic field, 1882, named for German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Related: Gaussage.

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gauss in Medicine

gauss (gous)
n. pl. gauss or gauss·es
The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.

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gauss in Science
 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.
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gauss in Technology

1. Carl Friedrich Gauss.
2. Gaussian distribution.
See normal distribution.
3. The unit of magnetic field strength. 1 gauss = 1 Maxwell / cm^2.
A good loudspeaker coil magnet flux density is of the order of 10000 gauss.
4. A powerful matrix programming language by Aptech Systems. Gauss is very popular with econometricians.
(http://rhkoning.xs4all.nl/gauss/index.htm).
(2003-10-25)
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