Tesla is the SI unit of magnetic flux density. The equivalent CGS system unit is Gauss, and 1 Tesla = 10^4 Gauss.
The tesla (symbol: T) is the unit of magnetic flux density (also called magnetic B-field strength) in the International System of Units (SI).
|Unit of||magnetic flux density|
|Named after||Nikola Tesla|
|1 T in ...||... is equal to ...|
|SI base units||1 kg⋅s−2⋅A−1|
|Gaussian units||≘ 104 G|
One tesla is equal to one weber per square metre. The unit was announced during the General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1960 and is named in honour of Serbian-American electrical and mechanical engineer Nikola Tesla, upon the proposal of the Slovenian electrical engineer France Avčin.