Gauss' Law for Electric field states: The electric field equals Q (the charge inside small closed surface) / electric permittivity Implications-permittivity is like a drain on the field, if it's high then you are dividing by a larger number giving a smaller field. I guess the permittivity is defined by what material the aforementioned small closed surface resides in. If it is highly insulative then the permittivity is higher and the electric field is smaller. If it is equal to 1 then you get Q. Hmmm Can and electric field be equal to Q? Do they have the same units even?? Gauss' Law for Magentism Nabla dot producted with B = 0 or The magnetic flux thru a small closed surface = 0 Implications-The rates of change of whatever in x hat, y hat and z hat unit vector directions (Nabla) of the magnetic flux (B) in the directions of x hat, y hat, and z hat = 0 So does that mean that the flux is not changing in any direction? I though flux propogated? This seems contrary to one explanation of the amount of flux coming into a surface compared to that going out of a surface.