As it may be seen
within the annex X.8, when dealing with mathematics concepts, more
exactly according to the theory of vector fields, the notion of *flux*
is used with the following meaning: Is named the *flux *of the
vector
,
crossing through a certain surface
,
the value:

(X.3.3.1)

where
is the normal line on the surface, and
is a surface element “which surrounds” the application
point of the normal line. The amount
is
a scalar and it represents (in some situations) the quantity of the
amount
transported through that surface. According to the objectual
philosophy, the flux has a totally different meaning, because it is a
__vectorial field__ (not a scalar), as it is also pointed-out in
chapter 5 which is entirely focused on the definition and
classification of this type of processual object. In exchange, the
relation X.3.3.1 is also valid in the present paper, but it defines
the __global intensity of the flux__ carried by the amount
through
the surface
.

Another major
difference between the interpretation of the flux notion from
mathematics and the concept set by the objectual philosophy is that
within the mathematics field, the flux of the velocity vector
crossing through a surface
may be easily approached, and in this case, the vector
from the relation X.3.3.1 is the local velocity of a certain velocity
field. Within the objectual philosophy, this kind of approach is not
possible because here, the local vector of a flux is always a __carrier
vector__, either the *flux density vector* (FDV applicable for
the virtual flux model), or the *flux quantum vector* (FQV
applicable for the objectual model) which were both defined in
chapter 5, which associates to a transfer rate
a density
of an amount which is carried by the flux.

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