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This problem is not an uncommon one and you

__might__easily encounter it in any book that has challenging problems on this subject. I am throwing it here for newbies to Electrostatics who would like to try their hand at solving a puzzler...

*If a point charge +q is placed at y = 0 and an imaginary cubical volume is constructed such that the cube has each side equal to a units and y = 0 is one vertex of this cube, what is the electric flux out of a face described by y = a? Does this depend on the location of the charge?*

I will post a hint (a really not so obvious one) in a while...you might want to discuss this one as there seems to be more than one correct solution.

Cheers

Vivek

(I hope this isn't against forum rules )