Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 27 - Gauss's Law - Conceptual Questions: 1

Answer

Area of square is larger, therefore more or larger flux will pass through it.

Work Step by Step

Electric flux depends on the number of field lines passing through an area. As the area of square is larger than the area of circle, it means more field lines will pass through the square than the circle so the flux will be more for the square. Hence, the area of a square is larger. Therefore, more or larger flux will pass through it.
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