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1 a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter
2 German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855) [syn: Karl Gauss, Karl Friedrich Gauss]

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Named for Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist.



  1. The unit of magnetic field strength in cgs systems of units, equal to 0.0001 tesla.


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