(a) What do you understand by the term atmospheric pressure?

(b) What is the cause of atmospheric pressure?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 6th Feb, 2014, 02:03: PM

Expert Answer:

(a) The thrust per unit area exerted by air on the surface of the earth is called atmospheric pressure.

(b) It is the weight of the air (thrust), which is responsible for the atmospheric pressure.

Answered by  | 6th Feb, 2014, 04:03: PM