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Volume charge density is a scalar field quantity that gives the density of charges at a specific region in space.

It has dimensions of [charge][length]-3.

Electromagnetism[]

In electromagnetism, volume charge density is the source of the electric field. The nature of the electric field E produced by a given volume charge density ρ in a volume Ω bounded by a surface ∂Ω is given by Gauss' law, here given in integral and differential forms:

Gauss' law

Related Quantities[]

When the charge density is confined to a surface, line, or point, surface charge density, linear charge density and charge can be used.

When integrated over a volume, the total charge enclosed in that volume is obtained.

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