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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

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

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karl 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.
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Encyclopedia Article for karl gauss

gauss

unit of magnetic induction in the centimetre-gram-second system of physical units. One gauss corresponds to the magnetic flux density that will induce an electromotive force of one abvolt (10-8 volt) in each linear centimetre of a wire moving laterally at one centimetre per second at right angles to a magnetic flux. One gauss corresponds to 10-4 tesla (T), the International System Unit. The gauss is equal to 1 maxwell per square centimetre, or 104 weber per square metre. Magnets are rated in gauss. The gauss was named for the German scientist Carl Friedrich Gauss.

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