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Coulomb's Law Generalized

  1. Sep 24, 2012 #1
    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.
  4. Sep 25, 2012 #3

    Meir Achuz

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    Either dq or dq' can be integrated first.
  5. Sep 27, 2012 #4
    Don't forget to take into account the vectorial nature of F.
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