This is a very stupid question. extremely stupid. In fact I'm extremely embarassed.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I was reading a text on electromagnetism, and it said that since the flux due to a charge does not depend on the radius of the sphere then the formula, q/permitivitty applies to all closed surfaces. This is where i got confused. why does that make it apply to all closed surfaces?

please don't laugh at me.

Please I need an answer!

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