1.   (person)   Carl Friedrich Gauss.

2.   (statistics)   Gaussian distribution.

See normal distribution.

3.   (unit)   The unit of magnetic field strength. 1 gauss = 1 Maxwell / cm^2.

A good loudspeaker coil magnet flux density is of the order of 10000 gauss.

4.   (language)   A powerful matrix programming language by Aptech Systems. Gauss is very popular with econometricians.

Last updated: 2003-10-25