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$$\int_V d^3r^{'} \nabla \int_V d^3r^{''}\frac {f(\bf r^{''})}{|\bf r + \bf r^{'}- \bf r^{''}|}$$

$$ \bf z = \bf r^{''} - \bf r^{'} $$

$$\int_V d^3r^{'} \nabla \int_V d^3z \frac {f(\bf z + \bf r^{'})}{|\bf r - \bf z|}$$

$$\nabla\int_V d^3z \frac{1}{|\bf r - \bf z|} \int_V d^3r^{'} {f(\bf z + \bf r^{'})}$$

The book says that after the change of variables to z, it is okay to just move the 1/|r-z| term out of the r' integral. But this doesn't make sense to me, given z is still a function of r'. Am I missing something or is this mathematically incorrect?