Talk:List of things named after Carl Friedrich Gauss

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I was hoping to learn the pronunciation of Gaussian: Gowsian or gorshian? I've heard it both ways. 59.167.0.133 11:55, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Neither. Gauss rhymes with louse, and Gaussian is the same with the normal pronunciation of the -ian ending. In IPA, [ˈgaʊsɪən]. Algebraist 11:43, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Gauss gun vs rifle[edit]

Listed here as Gauss gun, linking to the coilgun article which gives the primary alternate term as Gauss rifle. Which should be used here? --64.236.208.27 (talk) 20:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Both things exist as far as I'm concerned. One uses a number of coils to accelerate a load, the other one uses two powered rails and the Lorentz effect. Don't cite me though. --FUZxxl (talk) 10:51, 18 November 2016 (UTC)