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Problem: Gauss's law is usually writtenΦE=∮E→·dA→=qenclε0where ε0 = 8.85x10-12 C2/(N•m2) is the permittivity of vacuum.In Gauss's Law, to what does qencl refer?A. the net charge inside the closed surfaceB. the charge residing on insulators inside the closed surfaceC. all the charge in the physical systemD. any charge inside the closed surface that is arranged symmetrically

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In words, Gauss's law states that the total electric flux out of a closed surface is equal to the charge enclosed divided by the permeability of a vacuum.

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Gauss's law is usually written

ΦE=E·dA=qenclε0

where ε0 = 8.85x10-12 C2/(N•m2) is the permittivity of vacuum.


In Gauss's Law, to what does qencl refer?

A. the net charge inside the closed surface

B. the charge residing on insulators inside the closed surface

C. all the charge in the physical system

D. any charge inside the closed surface that is arranged symmetrically

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