Definition of gauss
: the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux density that is equal to 1 × 10−4 tesla
Origin and Etymology of gauss
Karl F. Gauss
First Known Use: 1882
Definition of Gauss
Carl Friedrich 1777–1855 Ger. math. & astron.
Medical Definition of gauss
: the cgs unit of magnetic flux density that is equal to 1 × 10−4 tesla
Biographical Note for gauss
Carl Friedrich (1777–1855), German mathematician and astronomer. Gauss is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. His work on the theory of numbers, published in 1801, is one of the most brilliant achievements in the history of mathematics. Gauss was also a pioneer in applying mathematics to gravitation, electricity, and magnetism. The gauss was named in his honor in 1882.
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