Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl_Friedrich_GaussJohann Carl Friedrich Gauss (German; 30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) Mathematician and scientist of profound genius who contributed significantly to many fields; including number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. In electrical engineering the gauss, abbreviated as G, is a unit of magnetic flux density or magnetic induction. Many television sets that use a large cathode ray tube employ an automatic degaussing electromagnet. This produces a noticeable but brief hum when these televisions are first turned on, and is designed to prevent image distortion which would be caused by residual magnetism surrounding the picture tube. Read more…

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