I am a bit confused about the difference between flux cutting and flux linking when talking about magnetic fields and induced EMF.
I was originally under the impression that flux cutting was when there was relative motion between a conductor and a magnet and linking was when there was a change in the magnetic flux density.
After reading, it seems that flux linking is when a magnet is moving and a conductor is still whilst flux cutting is the other away round. This makes no sense to me as depending on the reference frame either could be happening so they seem to be indicating the same thing. If this is however the case what do we call it when the magnetic flux density is changing and there is no relative motion?? (a definition of both would be helpful)
Extra: On reading the answers given I think I understand, but just to make sure, would these staments be correct:
When a magnet falls through a long metal tube, the field lines of the magnet cut the tube. This is flux cutting.
When the flux of the primary coil in a transformer changes, the flux linked with the secondary coil changes. This is flux linking.
A metal conductor moves through the magntic field of a magnet and cuts its field lines. Flux cutting.
An AC-generator coil spins in a magnetic field, changing the magnetic flux through the coil. Flux cutting or flux linking??
(A bit unrelated but in the expression: $$Flux=BA$$ Is $A$ the cross sectional area of the solenoid?)