The first order gaussian constants have a simple physical meaning.
C.G.S. unit of intensity of a magnetic field, 1882, named for German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Related: Gaussage.
gaussian gaus·si·an (gou'sē-ən)
adj.
Relating to or described by German mathematician and astronomer Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855).
gauss (gous)
n. pl. gauss or gauss·es
The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.