1. This computer visualization activity is designed to help students visualize the flux of the electric field of a point charge through a cube.
  2. Students use Maple/Mathematica to explore the effects of putting a point charge at various places inside, outside, and on the surface of a cubical Gaussian surface.
  3. The wrap-up discussion highlights the “discovery” of Gauss's Law by using Maple/Mathematica to calculate the total flux through the cube.

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