Gauss (unit)

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The gauss (symbol G) is the CGS unit used to measure magnetic fields. One gauss is defined as one maxwell per square centimeter. There are 10,000 (104) gauss in one tesla.

The unit is named in honor of the German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss.

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  1. "Medical Daily: First measurement of magnetic field in Earth's core". First measurement of magnetic field in Earth's core. Medical Daily. http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20101217/4716/first-measurement-of-magnetic-field-in-earths-core.htm. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "How strong are magnets?". Experiments with magnets and our surroundings. Magcraft. http://www.coolmagnetman.com/magflux.htm. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Magnetars, Soft Gamma Repeaters and Very Strong Magnetic Fields". Robert C. Duncan, University of Texas at Austin. March 2003. http://solomon.as.utexas.edu/~duncan/magnetar.html#Epilog. Retrieved 5 April 2013.