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Electric flux definition confusion

  1. Aug 7, 2008 #1
    Help. I am confused. I have read two different infos in different text books. I have read the topic about electric flux in different books. The first book says that electric flux is simply the Q (charge)in an enclosed surface, on the other hand, the other book says that electric flux is the Q/e(epsilon) in an enclosed surface. Which is correct? I have sought other different books but still it showed me these different ideas.
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  3. Aug 8, 2008 #2


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    The first case, for which the flux through the closed surface is Q, is the flux of D, the electric displacement, whereas the second one is for E the electric field.
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