What is the correct meaning of pressure 

Asked by kailashdanrav | 13th May, 2017, 06:05: PM

Expert Answer:


  • Pressure is the force applied per unit area of the surface where the pressure is exerted.
  • This basically explains us the magnitude or the amount of force acting on the concerned surface per unit area.
  • If the area of the pressure applied is more, then the pressure acting on that surface is said to be low.
  • Similarly, when a force acts on a relatively smaller area, the pressure exerted on that surface is said to be high.
  • begin mathsize 12px style Pressure space left parenthesis straight P right parenthesis equals fraction numerator Force space left parenthesis straight F right parenthesis space over denominator Area left parenthesis straight A right parenthesis end fraction space Units colon negative fraction numerator Force space left parenthesis Newton right parenthesis over denominator Area left parenthesis square space meter right parenthesis end fraction
Therefore space the space SI space unit space of space pressure space is space newton divided by straight m squared space.
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Answered by Abhijeet Mishra | 14th May, 2017, 11:04: AM