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October 16, 2010

How do you write that funny ‘beta’ looking thing, anyway?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1287273543 ) Play

What weapon connects?

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Answer:
The Coilgun.
Quoting Wikipedia “The first operational coilgun was developed and patented by Norwegian physicist Kristian Birkeland” (1). It’s named after Gauss (2) and a very popular weapon in Half-life (3)


30 Responses to “How do you write that funny ‘beta’ looking thing, anyway?”

  1. username
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coilgun


  2. Dibyo
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    coilgun, or gauss gun. you meant lambda?


  3. shrey

    Coilgun or Gauss Gun.


  4. jowens
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    Gauß gun (electromagnetic cannon)


  5. Ananth
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    Coilgun or Gauß gun


  6. shrik
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    Coilgun/gauss gun/Tau cannon.


  7. AmK
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    Coilgun


  8. SV
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    Coilgun


  9. dineshk
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    Coil gun – Birkeland developed the first operational one, often called Gauss gun because Gauss developed the fundamentals of magnetism, used in the later stages of Half-Life as the tau cannon.


  10. Goyal
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    Gauss Canon


  11. Rogi
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    A case could be made for cheap, mass-produced explosives as Birkenland came up with the simplest way to extract nitrogen from air.

    But I’m guessing you’re talking about the electromagnetic/coil/rail/gauss gun.

    A good test of the aautoraja algo.


  12. Rahul Rajeev

    ‘Gauss Gun’ or ‘Coilgun’


  13. Manish Achuth
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    Coilgun or Gauss Gun.
    1 – patented it
    2 – formulated mathematical descriptions of it.
    3 – Used it.


  14. krudebox
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    The Railgun or the Gauss Gun. Called the Tau Cannon in Half Life


  15. Hegde

    Coilgun, sometimes also called the Gauss gun.


  16. Coil gun/ Gauss Gun

    Kristian Olaf Birkeland invented the electromagnetic cannon.
    The name Gauss gun is a reference to Carl Friedrich Gauss, who formulated mathematical descriptions of the electromagnetic effect used by magnetic accelerators.
    In the original Half-Life game one of the main weapons was a gauss gun,


  17. Rogi
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    Oh… And try [Alt]+225 on a regular keyboard for the beta (β) symbol (Won’t work on a laptop).


  18. Coil gun/ Gauss gun


  19. mankuTimma
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    The tau cannon, nicknamed Gauss gun.


  20. kallukudian

    Coil Gun or Gauss gun.

    Kristian Olaf Birkeland , C. F. Gauss and the game Half Life.


  21. Raghuvansh
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    Gauss gun / Coilgun


  22. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Coilgun or Gauss Gun


  23. coilgun(gauss gun)


  24. Logik
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    Half-life uses an experimental “Gauss Gun”.
    Named after carl gauss, originally conceived as a coilgun by Birkeland.


  25. panrod

    Gauss gun in Half life


  26. Bharath
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    Coil gun/Tau cannon/Gauss gun/Gauss rifle


  27. apar
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    Coilgun or Gauss Cannon.
    Kristian Birkeland invented the electromagnetic cannon.


  28. nishansolo

    Railgun


  29. Rahulk
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    The weapon Coilgun connects

    (1)Kristian Birkeland

    (2) Carl Gauss

    (3) Gordon Freeman

    The first operational coilgun was developed and patented by (1)

    The name Gauss gun is sometimes used for such devices in reference to (2)

    (3) uses a variation of the Coilgun known by the name of Tau Cannon


  30. byslexia

    Gauss Gun


  31. udupendra
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    coilgun


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