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written by Corinne A. Manogue, Tevian Dray, and Elizabeth Gire
published by the Paradigms in Physics Program
This small group activity is designed to help upper-division undergraduate students learn how to calculate flux in curvilinear coordinates.  Students calculate the flux of a simple vector field through a cone. The wrap-up discussion addresses how to find the differential area element on a surface that is not a "coordinate equals constant" surface and also reinforces the concept that only the component of the vector field perpendicular to the surface contributes to the flux.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Calculus
= Vector Field
- Upper Undergraduate
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NSF Numbers:
0618877
0231194
9653250
1023120
0088901
0231032
Paradigm ID:
vffluxcalculation
Keywords:
Flux, Small Group Activity, Vector Fields, surface integral
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 23, 2014 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
June 26, 2014 by Bruce Mason
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August 7, 2014
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C. Manogue, T. Dray, and E. Gire, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:vffluxcalculation).
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C. Manogue, T. Dray, and E. Gire, Paradigms in Physics: Calculation of Flux, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2009), <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:vffluxcalculation>.
APA Format
Manogue, C., Dray, T., & Gire, E. (2014, August 7). Paradigms in Physics: Calculation of Flux. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:vffluxcalculation
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Manogue, C, T. Dray, and E. Gire. Paradigms in Physics: Calculation of Flux. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 7, 2014. http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:vffluxcalculation (accessed 18 December 2017).
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Manogue, Corinne, Tevian Dray, and Elizabeth Gire. Paradigms in Physics: Calculation of Flux. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, 2009. 7 Aug. 2014. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:vffluxcalculation>.
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