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Gaussian units


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A system of units for electric and magnetic quantities based upon c.g.s. electrostatic and electromagnetic units. Although replaced by SI units in most branches of science, they are, like Heaviside–Lorentz units, still used in relativity theory and in particle physics. In Gaussian units, the electric and magnetic constants are both equal to unity.

Subjects: Physics.


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