represented by the Greek letter Φ (phi), is a measure of quantity of magnetism, taking into account the strength
and the extent of a magnetic field. The SI unit of magnetic flux is the weber (in derived units: volt-seconds),
and the unit of magnetic field is the weber per square meter, or tesla.
The flux through an element of
area perpendicular to the direction of magnetic field is given by the product of the magnetic field and the area
element. More generally, magnetic flux is defined by a scalar product of the magnetic field and the area element
The direction of the magnetic field vector B is by definition from the south to the north pole of
a magnet (within the magnet). Outside of the magnet, the field lines will go from north to south.
magnetic flux through a surface is proportional to the number of magnetic field lines that pass through the
surface. This is the net number, i.e. the number passing through in one direction, minus the number passing
through in the other direction.
Standard unit = Weber (Wb)