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Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Carl Friedrich Gauss
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Mentioned inFallout 2
Fallout Tactics
Operation: Anchorage
Fallout: New Vegas
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Carl Friedrich Gauss (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician and physical scientist.


Sometimes referred to as the Princeps mathematicorum (Latin: Prince of mathematics), Gauss formulated mathematical descriptions of the magnetic effect used by magnetic accelerators. These understandings made it possible to produce a so-called Gauss rifle or coilgun, a series of magnetic fields that are used to launch a ferromagnetic projectile at great speeds.


Carl Friedrich Gauss is only mentioned in Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, the Fallout 3 add-on, Operation: Anchorage, and Fallout: New Vegas.