Definitions for "Gauss"
Keywords:  tesla, cgs, maxwell, flux, centimeter
The C.G.S. unit of density of magnetic field, equal to a field of one line of force per square centimeter, being thus adopted as an international unit at Paris in 1900; sometimes used as a unit of intensity of magnetic field. It was previously suggested as a unit of magnetomotive force.
Karl F. Gauss, a German mathematician.
CGS unit of magnetic field density [flux density], (equal to 1 Maxwell per cm-2). Named after the German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Commonly replaced by the newer unit: Tesla. For ELF magnetic field levels commonly encountered in the urban environment, the unit of milliGauss ( mG) is normally used. 1 mG equals 0.1 microTesla (uT).
Gauss is a large lunar crater, named after Carl Friedrich Gauss, that is located near the northeastern limb of the Moon's near side. It belongs to a category of lunar formations called a walled-plain, meaning that it has a diameter of at least 110 kilometers, with a somewhat sunken floor and little or no central massif. Due to its location, this crater appears considerably foreshortened when viewed from the Earth, and its visibility is affected by libration.
GAUSS is a matrix programming language for mathematics and statistics, developed and marketed by Aptech Systems. Its primary purpose is the solution of numerical problems in the following areas: statistics, econometrics, time-series, optimization and 2D- and 3D-visualization. It was first published in 1984 for MS-DOS; the latest compiled version (8.0) is also available for LINUX, Sun SPARC and Windows.