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Dirac Delta function and charge density.

  1. Feb 13, 2008 #1
    I have a line charge of length L and charge density /lambda on the Z-axis. I need to express the charge density in terms of the Dirac Delta function of theta and phi. How would I go about doing this?
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  3. Feb 13, 2008 #2


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    [tex]\rho=\lambda\delta(1-\cos\theta)U(L-r))/(2\pi r^2)[/tex],
    where U is the unit step function, should be the charge density in spherical coordinates.
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