Electric Flux: Scalar or a Vector Quantity?


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

Electric flux

The total number of electric field lines passing a given area in a unit of time is defined as the electric flux. If the plane is normal to the flow of the electric field, the total flux is given as:

As it is a dot product. So, electric flux is a scalar quantity.

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