One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A unit of magnetic induction, equal to one ten-thousandth of a tesla.
- ‘The strength of the magnetic field is 0.12 tesla or 1,200 gauss (ie, magnetic flux density).’
- ‘This is happening to our home particularly at night, when the walls can be felt pulsing like they have a heartbeat, and gauss readings can be measured coming in through the windows and walls, ceiling and floor.’
- ‘Those two alloys were chosen for their low remanent magnetization (20 gauss for mumetal).’
- ‘Normal water has a pH level of around 7, while magnetized water can reach 9.2 pH after exposure to a 7000 gauss strength magnet.’
- ‘Its magnetic field grows very intense as well, to a trillion gauss or so.’
Late 19th century: named after Karl Gauss (see Gauss, Karl Friedrich).
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