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## Homework Statement

Considering the volumetric density ρ

_{v}=(e

^{-2r}/r

^{2}), figure the total charge (ℚ) of the universe.

## Homework Equations

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ρ

_{v}=ΔQ/ΔV -> (ΔQ ∝ ΔV)

ℚ=∫

_{v}ρ

_{v}dxdydz

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know you can figure it out ℚ when you've a pack of coordinates (bounds of the volume) in which you can calculate the total charge if you find some kind of symetry or not (i.e: cilindric, spherical coordinates and so on); but my mind just stacked overflow when the book asks the total charge of the universe... I wonder what system of coordinates and values should I use for the triple integral?

I've read that the shape of the universe —or known one— is flat; but I'm pretty sure I haven't the proper knowledge and mathematical understanding to realize that; so I assume for early problems, the shape is spherical, so I would use the following:

ℚ=∫

_{v}ρ

_{v}dv = ∫∫∫ρ

_{v}r

^{2}Sin(Φ) drdΦdΘ

Jacobian Determinant.

I've found this problem at the second chapter of the book Electromagnetic Theory - Hayt. I'd appreciate some help with this problem. Thank you for your attention and keep this pantheon of physics alive! Congrats on this forum.