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## Homework Statement

For a function ρ(x,y,z) = cδ(x-a), give the meaning of the situation and describe each variable.

## Homework Equations

As far as units go, I know that:

ρ(x,y,z) = charge density = C/ m^3

δ(x-a) = 1/m

and if those two are correct, then b must have units of (C/m^2), which is some sort of surface charge distribution.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm new to delta dirac functions and my understanding is very superficial. When the function is not inside an integral, I

*especially*don't understand it!

I think that "a" represents some sort of center point where there is infinite charge density, and x is the distance from the center.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.