Electric Flux (Gauss Law) Calculator

The will calculate the electric flux produced by electric field lines flowing through a closed surface:

  1. When electric field is given
  2. When the charge is given
Electric Flux (Gauss Law) Calculator
Electric Flux (Gauss Law) Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The electric flux (inward flux) through a closed surface when electric field is given is V ∙ m [Volt times metre]
The electric flux (outward flux) through a closed surface when electric field is given is V ∙ m [Volt times metre]
The electric flux through a closed surface when the charge is given using the Gauss Law is
Electric flux calculations for inward flux
Φ = |E | × |A | × cos(180 - θ)
Φ = | × × cos(180 - )
Φ = | × × cos()
Φ = | × × cos()
Φ =
Electric flux calculations for outward flux
Φ = |E | × |A | × cosθ
Φ = × × cos()
Φ = × ×
Φ =
Electric flux Gauss Law calculations
Φ = Q/ϵ0
Φ = /
Φ =
Electric Flux Calculator Input Values
Magnitude of electric field (|E|) V/m [Volt per metre]
Surface areaNote 1 (|A|) m2 [square metres]
Angle between electric field lines and the area vector (θ) ° [degrees]
Electric charge (Q) C [Coulombs]
Electric constant or vacuum permittivity (ϵ0) C2/N∙m2

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Electric flux calculations (inward flux) Formula and Calculation

Φ = |E | × |A | × cos(180 - θ)

Electric flux (outward flux) Formula and Calculation

Φ = |E | × |A | × cosθ

Electric flux Gauss Law Formula and Calculation

Φ = Q/ϵ0

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