# A k-form is thought of as measuring the flux through an infinitesimal k-parallelepiped

On the wikipedia has written "A $k$-form is thought of as measuring the flux through an infinitesimal $k$-parallelepiped." How does a $k$-form do this? if this sentence is right, then the flux of which object is measured by $k$-form?

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time.

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Can you get hold of a copy of Misner, Thorne and Wheeler's Gravity ? They spend a lot of time explaining this point of view with great pictures. My memory (lost my copy in a postdoctoral move somewhere) is that what is measured is the flux of the $k$-form. –  Michael Murray Apr 5 '13 at 13:08