karl gauss

Gauss

[gous]
noun
Karl Friedrich [kahrl free-drikh] , 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.

Gaussian, adjective
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gauss (ɡaʊs)
 
n , pl gauss
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
 
[after Karl Gauss]

Gauss (German ɡaus)
 
n
Karl Friedrich (karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777--1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy
 
Gaussian
 
adj

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gauss
"unit of intensity of a magnetic field," 1882, named for Ger. mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855).
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gauss (gous)
n. pl. gauss or gauss·es
The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.

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gauss   (gous)  Pronunciation Key 
The unit of magnetic flux density in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter, or 10-4 tesla.
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