gauss
playDefinition of gauss
plural gauss also gauss·es
: the centimetergramsecond unit of magnetic flux density that is equal to 1 × 10^{−4} tesla
Origin of gauss
Karl F. Gauss
First Known Use: 1882
Gauss
playDefinition of Gauss
Carl Friedrich 1777–1855 Ger. math. & astron.
Medical Dictionary
gauss
playMedical Definition of gauss
plural gauss also gauss·es
: the cgs unit of magnetic flux density that is equal to 1 × 10^{−4} tesla
Biographical Note for gauss
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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