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For calculating the force on a continuous charge distribution due to another continuous charge distribution, if F=kdqdq'/r^2 would you simply integrate first over dq' and then dq?

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For calculating the force on a continuous charge distribution due to another continuous charge distribution, if F=kdqdq'/r^2 would you simply integrate first over dq' and then dq?

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That works, right.

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Either dq or dq' can be integrated first.

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Don't forget to take into account the vectorial nature of F.For calculating the force on a continuous charge distribution due to another continuous charge distribution, if F=kdqdq'/r^2 would you simply integrate first over dq' and then dq?

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