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Magnetic fluxB) is the number of magnetic field lines (also called "magnetic flux density") passing through a surface (such as a loop of wire). The magnetic flux through a closed surface (such as a ball) is always zero. This implies that there cannot be magnetic charges in classical electromagnetic.

The SI unit of magnetic flux is the Weber (Wb) (in derived units: volt-seconds).

The CGS unit is the Maxwell.

Magnetic flux is sometimes used by electrical engineers designing systems with electromagnets or designing dynamos. Physicists designing particle accelerators also calculate magnetic flux.

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  • Magnetic field
  • James Clerk Maxwell demonstrated that electric and magnetic forces are two complementary aspects of electromagnetism.
  • Maxwell's equations describe the behavior of both the electric and magnetic fields, as well as their interactions with matter.
  • Gauss's law gives the relation between the electric flux flowing out a closed surface and the electric charge enclosed in the surface.
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss developed a collaboration with Wilhelm Weber which led to new knowledge in the field of magnetism.

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