Gauss

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Gauss

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A unit of magnetic induction (or magnetic flux density) equal to 1 dyne per unit cgs magnetic pole. </dd>
Prior to 1932, the gauss was used both as a unit of magnetic induction and as a unit of magnetic field intensity, but the latter quantity is now measured in oersteds. [[/a>|/a> ]]

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use