Question #25952

pressure is a kind of force ,so why it is called pressure

Expert's answer

When a force is applied on a surface in a directionperpendicular to the surface, the force is called thrust. Pressure on a solid surface is the thrust per unit areaof the surface.

Pressure = Thrust / area

Pressure is a scalar quantity. The SI unit of Pressure isN m - 2 or Pascal (Pa) Pressure varies according to the area over which

the force is exerted.

Pressure = Thrust / area

Pressure is a scalar quantity. The SI unit of Pressure isN m - 2 or Pascal (Pa) Pressure varies according to the area over which

the force is exerted.

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