# Electric Flux

brushman
I under stand that electric flux is proportional to the charged enclosed but I don't get why.

## Homework Statement

Consider the sphere with the charged enclosed:
[PLAIN]http://electron9.phys.utk.edu/phys136d/modules/m4/images/Image985a.gif [Broken]

As you can see the area and electric field vectors are always parallel.

Now compare that situation to one exactly the same except the charge is moved towards the edge of the sphere (but still inside).

In the first situation the area and electric field are parallel to each other so will have the max value. In the second situation the angle is not always 0 degrees.

How can situation two have the same electric flux when it has smaller angles?

## Homework Equations

flux = E dot A

Thanks

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