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The Charge Density Calculator will calculate the:

- Linear charge density of a conducting wire
- Area charge density of a conducting wire
- Volume charge density of a conducting wire

**Calculator Settings:** Medium is considered as uniform; the wire is considered at the same thickness everywhere.

The linear charge density of a conducting wire is C/m [Coulomb per metre] |

The area charge density of a conducting wire is C/m^{2} [Coulomb per square metre] |

The volume charge density of a conducting wire is C/m^{3} [Coulomb per cubic metre] |

Linear charge density of a conducting wire calculation |
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λ = Q/Lλ = /λ = |

Area charge density of a conducting wire calculation |

σ = 2Q/πd × (d + 2L)σ = 2 × / × × ( + (2 × ))σ = / × × ( + )σ = / × × σ = /σ = |

Volume charge density of a conducting wire calculation |

ρ = 4Q/πd^{2} × Lρ = 4 × / × ^{2} × ρ = / × × ρ = /ρ = |

Charge Density Calculator Input Values |

Electric charge (Q) C [Coulomb] |

Length of conducting wire (L) m [metre] |

Diameter of wire (d) m [metre] |

Archimedes constant (π) |

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λ = *Q**/**L*

σ = *2Q**/**πd × (d + 2L)*

This formula derives from

σ = *Q**/**2πR × (R+h)*

where R = d/2 is the radius of cylinder base and h is the height of cylinder (in this instance, it is denoted by L).

ρ = *4Q**/**πd*^{2} × L

This formula derives from

ρ = *Q**/**πR*^{2} × h

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