describe flux and fully disclose information

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by DeathByMidgets, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. DeathByMidgets

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 11, 2009
    can someone put flux in lamens terms for me, also is it true electricity goes threw a resistor in a light bulb generating heat and the heat and produces light and if so will i learn how it does so in physics light and sound class? Email me the answer <snip> please.

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  2. DeathByMidgets

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 11, 2009
    cmon why no one describing flux for me
  3. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    This is not a chat room, you need to have some patience.

    In the study of transport phenomena, flux is just a way to measure a flow. In order to talk about flux there needs to be something that "flows" and there needs to be an area. Flux is the amount of something that flows through a unit area in a unit time. That's about as "layman" as I can get.

    In field theory and mathematics, flux is the integral of a vector quantity over a finite surface. That is a bit beyond the "laymans" ability to comprehend, so we'll leave that one for another time.

    Electrical current will flow in a conductor. It will generate heat. If enough heat is generated it will give off light.
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