I don't really understand how Faraday's Law can be one of Maxwell's equations if it doesn't seem all that fundamental to me. An induced emf/voltage is created by the rate of change of magnetic flux with respect to time in a closed loop. Well obviously if a voltage is induced it means an electric field was created due to this changing magnetic flux. So changing magnetic flux induces an electric field. Now there is no reason to believe that if we simply 'unbend' a loop that the electric field will cease to be created, so by unbending the loop (there would be zero flux now), and just changing the magnetic field we should create an electric field. Am I wrong? By this logic a simple changing magnetic field should create an electric field anywhere in space. It would seem that The Law of Electromagnetic Induction would only be an application of this more fundamental law since it has to deal with flux. If I'm on the right page, where the hell is this other law? If I'm wrong, well then why does this only work for a 'loop'?