Total Electric flux on two charges

In this case, the two point charges q1 and q2 are enclosed in the spherical surface. Therefore, the total electric flux through the given spherical surface is the sum of the electric flux due to q1 and q2. In summary, the total electric flux due to the two point charges q1 = 9.00 nC and q2 = -3.00 nC through a spherical Gaussian surface centered at the origin and with radius 0.500 m is 216 N m2/C. Similarly, the total electric flux through the same spherical surface with radius 1.50 m is 72 N m2/C.
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A point charge q1 = 9.00 nC is located at the origin, and a second point charge q2 = -3.00 nC is on the x-axis at x = 1.00 m. What is the total electric flux due to these two point charges through a spherical Gaussian surface centered at the origin and with radius

(a) 0.500 m?
E = ___________N m2/C
(b) 1.50 m?
E = ___________ N m2/C


so for part a i figure out that the net electric field is 432N/C in the positive i hat direction but what is the da and what are the limits to my integral?
 
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According to Gauss theorem, total flux across a spherical surface is
Φ = Q/εο, where Q is the net charge enclosed in the given spherical surface.
 

1. What is total electric flux on two charges?

Total electric flux on two charges is a measure of the total electric field passing through a closed surface surrounding the two charges. It takes into account the magnitude and direction of the electric field at every point on the surface.

2. How is total electric flux on two charges calculated?

Total electric flux on two charges is calculated by taking the dot product of the electric field and the surface area vector at every point on the closed surface. The result is then summed up to find the total flux.

3. Why is total electric flux on two charges important?

Total electric flux on two charges is important because it helps us understand the strength and distribution of the electric field surrounding the two charges. It is also a crucial concept in understanding the behavior of electric fields in various scenarios.

4. What factors affect the total electric flux on two charges?

The total electric flux on two charges is affected by the magnitude and separation distance of the two charges, as well as the shape and orientation of the closed surface surrounding them. It also depends on the dielectric constant of the medium in which the charges exist.

5. How is total electric flux on two charges related to Gauss's Law?

Gauss's Law states that the total electric flux through a closed surface is equal to the enclosed charge divided by the permittivity of free space. Total electric flux on two charges is a direct application of this law, as it calculates the flux through a closed surface due to the two charges enclosed within it.

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