# Formula Continuous Charge Distribution in 1d Electric field    Linear charge density ## Electric field

Unit
It indicates the magnitude and direction of the electric force at the location $$\boldsymbol{R}$$ that would act on a test charge if it were placed at this location.

## Position vector

Unit
It goes from the origin to a location within the one-dimensional charge distribution.

## Field vector

Unit
It goes from the origin to the location (field point) where the electric field is to be calculated.

The connecting vector $$\boldsymbol{R} - \boldsymbol{r}$$ is the vector going from a point of charge distribution $$\boldsymbol{r}$$ to the considered field point $$\boldsymbol{R}$$. Here $$\frac{\boldsymbol{R} ~-~ \boldsymbol{r}}{|\boldsymbol{R} ~-~ \boldsymbol{r}|}$$ is the unit vector of the connecting vector.

## Linear charge density

Charge per length at location $$\boldsymbol{r}$$ within the considered one-dimensional charge distribution.

## Length

Unit
The length of the considered one-dimensional charge distribution generating the electric field.

## Vacuum Permittivity

Unit
Vacuum permittivity is a physical constant and has the value $$\varepsilon_0 = 8.854 \cdot 10^{-12} \, \frac{\text{As}}{\text{Vm}}$$.