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Gauss rifle

  1. Jan 3, 2004 #1
    i'm sure some of you are familiar with a gauss rifle. i'm doing an expirment using the magnets and marbles. does this at all relate to the gauss rifle guns.thanks
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  3. Jan 3, 2004 #2
  4. Jan 3, 2004 #3
    What is it, like a rail gun??
  5. Jan 3, 2004 #4
    "Gauss" is the unit of measurement of magnetic flux density. In this case, it's basically a nickname for any gun using an electromagnetic launcher.
  6. Jan 3, 2004 #5
    so does the electromagnetic rifle use the same concept as teh guass rifle involving magnets and marbles
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