# Gradient of Divergence/Examples/Increase of Electric Charge

Let $\mathbf V$ be an electric force in a given electric field at a point in a region of space $R$.
We have that $\operatorname {div} \mathbf V$ is the space charge density.
Hence $\grad \operatorname {div} \mathbf V$ gives the magnitude and direction in space of the greatest rate of increase of the space of the electric charge at a given point.