The Good, The Bad, and the Physics of Gauss’s Law

I both love and hate Gauss’s Law. But before we get into my relationship with a physics equation, let me show you my original motivation for this post. I see this t-shirt sometimes with a Guass’s Law joke. It looks something like this.

Photo: Rhett Allain. Diagram based on a t-shirt.

The caption for this t-shirt says “No Flux Given”. I think there’s a couple of problems with this t-shirt, but it’s still fairly funny. I’m going…

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