 # Gamma facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Gamma is a Greek letter. Used as a symbol or name it may refer to:

## Language

• Latin gamma, used as an IPA symbol for voiced velar fricative, and in the alphabets of African languages.

## Science and Mathematics

The Greek letter gamma is used in both science and mathematics very often.

### Unspecified

• Gamma wave, a type of brain wave
• Lapse rate, the temperature change with height in an atmosphere
• linewidth, relating to uncertainty of mass energy in short-lived particles
• Gamma is an old non-SI name for either a microgram or for a nanotesla, SI units

### Lower case, γ

• Gamma correction, a property of images and video displays
• Gamma ray, also Gamma radiation, an electromagnetic ray
• Adiabatic index, also known as the Heat capacity ratio, the ratio of the heat capacity at constant pressure to that at constant volume.
• Bayer designation, the third brightest star
• Euler-Mascheroni constant, a mathematical constant
• photon, seen as an elementary particle in physics
• Lorentz factor in relativity theory and astronomy
• propagation constant of an electromagnetic wave
• voiced velar fricative in phonetics

### Upper case, Γ

• Gamma distribution, a probability distribution function
• Gamma function, a mathematical function
• Christoffel symbol in General Relativity
• reflection coefficient in electrical engineering
• mathematical finance, where it is a risk measure, or Greek
• center of the Brillouin zone
• The Feferman-Schütte_ordinal Γ0

## Technology

• Gamma software, in computer software and video game development
• GM Gamma platform - a subcompact automobile platform by General Motors
• Gamma correction, in video, graphics, color spaces, and photographic imaging
• Elias gamma coding, in computer science, encoding, compression

## Popular culture

• Brave New World, where it is the third caste
• E-102 Gamma, a video game character
• Gamma (band), a rock band Gamma Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.