What is flux?

posted Dec 1, 2017, 10:36 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 9:12 AM ]
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We'll review electric field line by playing with an online applet (Falstad 2-D Electrostatic Fields).  

Today, we'll explore the concept of flux.  We'll talk about what flux is in general, and we'll figure out how to represent electric flux.  Then, we'll go back to the online applet which will help us to understand even more about flux.  

Handout:  Flux Using Applet
Homework: Finish the worksheet which was given out in class today. Then, watch the following two videos on Gauss's Law:  part 1 & part 2 - sorry these are not embedded per the wishes of the author lasseviren1