(Anciennement) Unité d'induction magnétique.
ETYM So named after Karl French Gauss, a German mathematician.
(Irregular plural: gausses).
A unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter.
C.g.s. unit (symbol Gs) of magnetic induction or magnetic flux density, replaced by the SI unit, the tesla, but still commonly used. It is equal to one line of magnetic flux per square centimeter. The Earth’s magnetic field is about 0.5 Gs, and changes to it over time are measured in gammas (one gamma equals 10-5 gauss).
Electrical unit of magnetic induction, formerly of magnetic intensity.
Unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1/10000 tesla.