# Can electric flux be measured in Coulombs?

1. Feb 7, 2010

### diagopod

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?

2. Feb 7, 2010

### DaTario

Probabliy this definition happens when one decide that epsilon zero has no dimension.

Search for Gauss Law.

Best Regards

DaTario

3. Feb 8, 2010

### diagopod

Makes sense. Thanks DaTario