# Definition:Volume Charge Density

## Definition

The volume charge density quantity of electric charge per unit volume, at any given point in that volume.

### Symbol

The usual symbol used to denote volume charge density is $\rho$ (Greek letter rho).

### Dimension

The dimension of volume charge density is $\mathsf {I T L}^{-3}$: electric charge per unit volume.

### Units

The SI units of volume charge density are $\mathrm C \, \mathrm m^{-3}$ (coulombs per cubic metre).

## Also see

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