noun

*pl.*or gauss′es

*G*

Origin of gauss

after C. F.*Gauss*(1777-1855), German mathematician and astronomer

noun

the basic unit of magnetic flux density in the CGS system, equal to one line of magnetic flux per square centimeter or one maxwell per square centimeter (0.0001 tesla): abbrev. *G*

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noun

The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux density, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter.

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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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Noun

(*plural* gausses *or* **gauss**)

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Named for Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist.

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A unit of measurement of magnetic intensity named after Karl F. Gauss (1777-1855), considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. See degauss.

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- Matriculating at the university of Gottingen in 1811, he began by devoting himself to astronomy under Carl Friedrich
**Gauss**; but he enlisted in the Hanseatic Legion for the campaign of 1813 - 14, and became lieutenant of artillery in the Prussian service in 1815. - This is a particular case of a general theorem, due to
**Gauss**, that, if u is an algebraical function of x of degree 2p or 2p + I, the area can be expressed in terms of p -}- i ordinates taken in suitable positions. **Gauss**, that the definite results attainable by the hypothesis of mutual atomic attractions really reposed on much wider and less special principles - those, namely, connected with the modern doctrine of energy.**Gauss**in his memoir Disquisitiones generales circa series infcnitas (1816), but in a very different manner.- To Legendre is due the theorem known as the law of quadratic reciprocity, the most important general result in the science of numbers which has been discovered since the time of P. de Fermat, and which was called by
**Gauss**the " gem of arithmetic."

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