Hi, I don't understand this: You got a dipole, and a resulting electric field from it like this(hyperphysics): As z approaches infinity, the field becomes zero. But if you draw a gaussian surface round the charges, then the net enclosed charge is zero.So the electric field must be zero, no matter how I draw the surface. So If i just draw a surface tiny enough to enclose both charges, my z is totally not going to infinity and the field is zero according to Gauss' LAw. How is this compatible with each other?What is the pitfall in my thinking. Thanks in advance.