# Gauss

[gous]

- Karl Frie·drich [kahrl free-drikh] /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx/, 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.

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#### The first order Gaussian constants have a simple physical meaning.

## 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

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## Word Origin

after Karl Gauss

## Gauss

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

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## Word Origin and History for gaussian

## 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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## gaussian

(gou′sē-ən)- Relating to or described by German mathematician and astronomer Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855).

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## gauss

(gous)- The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.

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## 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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