Magnetic Flux & Electric Flux

In summary, the group members discussed the similarities and differences between magnetic flux and electric flux. It was mentioned that magnetic flux acts on ferromagnetic material while electric flux acts on any oppositely charged material. Additionally, it was noted that magnetic flux is always a closed loop due to the nature of a magnet being a dipole, while this is not necessarily true for electric flux. The group also touched on the concept of flux being an integral over a surface and not having a characteristic of closure, while the characteristic of closure is associated with the magnetic field. One member also clarified that they may have confused flux with field in their initial question.
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Hello Group Members :smile:

I was needing some candid explanation or guidance on what are similarities and differences between magnetic flux and electric flux.

One thing I know of is that magnetic flux acts on ferromagnetic material whereas Electric flux acts on any oppositely charged material.

Another being that Magnetic flux is always a closed loop( as magnet is a dipole) where as this may not be necessarily true for electric flux.

This is what I can think of, I would really appreciate further comments for one or all of you.

Thanks and Regards,
Revati.
 
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Are you sure you're not confusing 'flux' and 'field'?

A flux is just an integral over a surface, and hence a number. It doesn't make sense to talk about it as being closed or not.

The characteristic of closure is a characteristic of the magnetic field however.
 
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Feild or Flux

Thanks for clarifying.

Yes I admit that I was a bit confused when I said flux. I should have mentioned field instead.

Thanks and Regards,
Ravi
 

1. What is the difference between magnetic flux and electric flux?

Magnetic flux is a measure of the amount of magnetic field passing through a given area, while electric flux is a measure of the amount of electric field passing through a given area.

2. How are magnetic flux and electric flux related?

Magnetic flux and electric flux are both related to the strength of the magnetic and electric fields, respectively. They are also both dependent on the area through which the fields are passing.

3. What is the unit of measurement for magnetic flux and electric flux?

The unit of measurement for magnetic flux is Weber (Wb), while the unit for electric flux is Volt-meter (V-m).

4. How are magnetic flux and electric flux calculated?

Magnetic flux is calculated by multiplying the magnetic field strength by the area through which it is passing, while electric flux is calculated by multiplying the electric field strength by the area through which it is passing.

5. What are the applications of magnetic flux and electric flux?

Magnetic flux is used in applications such as generators, motors, and transformers, while electric flux is used in applications such as capacitors, insulators, and conductors.

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