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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Why does Gauss' law hold for any closed surface? and can you show this mathematically.

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Why does Gauss' law hold for any closed surface? and can you show this mathematically.

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Chapter 1 in Classical Electrodynamics by J. D. Jackson provides this derivation.

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Starting from what assumptions?can you show this mathematically.

Also, a Google search for "proof of Gauss law" turns up a number of pages which may contain what you're looking for, including a number of previous threads here on PF.

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