How is electric flux a scalar quantity?

Asked by Shrawani Misra | 30th May, 2012, 05:05: PM

Expert Answer:

Electric flux is a scalar quantity, because it's the dot product of two vector quantities, electric field and the perpendicular differential area. 

This is written in terms of differentials as: 

d?E = E ? dA

where d?E is the differential electric flux, E is the electric field, and dA is the perpendicular differential area. Bolded quantities are vectors.

Answered by  | 30th May, 2012, 09:04: PM

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