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How can area be a vector? (flux equation)

  1. Nov 1, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How can area be a vector? ( flux = E-vector dot product A-vector )

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 1, 2007 #2
    If my memory serves me correctly the area vector's direction is given by the normal to the surface.

    It allows for us to define the plane in which the area lies.
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