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Can electric flux be measured in Coulombs?

  1. Feb 7, 2010 #1
    Learning electrodynamics here, and the book I'm reading says the following: "By definition, one coulomb of electric charge gives rise to one Coulomb of electric flux, hence Psi = Q (Coulombs)."

    Yet I'm reasonably certain that flux is not simply charge, and is not measured in Coulombs alone, at least by most definitions. Everywhere else I seem to encounter flux as Volt-meters, or Newton-meter^2 / Coulomb.

    Is there a way to reconcile these two definitions or is the first one simply incorrect?
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  3. Feb 7, 2010 #2
    Probabliy this definition happens when one decide that epsilon zero has no dimension.

    Search for Gauss Law.

    Best Regards

  4. Feb 8, 2010 #3
    Makes sense. Thanks DaTario
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