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What do you mean by electric flux or flux of the electric field?

Electric Flux

For an arbitrary closed surface, the net outward flow or flux is the product of the average outdrawn normal component of the vector and the area of surface. Electric flux is used to express the relation between  and its source. Flux is denoted by 

 = (average normal component)×(surface area)

The unit of electric flux is newton-meter2/coul.

What is flux?

Flux

If  is a vector field, then the flux through any face is defined as the scalar product of the vector area of the face and the vector . That is,

Flux = (component of velocity normal to the face) × (area of the face)
         
The amount of flux per unit area is defined as the divergence of the vector 

What is electric charge?

Electric Charge

The reason present in a material causes static electricity, electric field in the material and the material become able to attract other materials is called electric charge. It may be positive or negative. Unit of electric charge is coulomb (C).