Gauss' theorem

noun

variants or Gauss's theorem
ˈgau̇s(ə̇z)-
: a statement in physics: the total electric flux across any closed surface in an electric field equals 4π times the electric charge enclosed by it

Word History

Etymology

after K. F. Gauss

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“Gauss' theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gauss%27%20theorem. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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