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Magnetic Flux & Electric Flux

  1. May 4, 2005 #1
    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,
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  3. May 4, 2005 #2


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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.
  4. May 5, 2005 #3
    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,
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