< /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx/, 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.
noun plural 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
- Karl Friedrich (karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777–1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy
C.G.S. unit of intensity of a magnetic field, 1882, named for German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Related: Gaussage.
- Relating to or described by German mathematician and astronomer Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855).
n. pl. gauss
- The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.
- The unit of magnetic flux density in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter, or 10-4 tesla.