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

(b) What is the cause of atmospheric pressure?

Asked by Topperlearning User 6th February 2014, 2:03 PM
Answered by Expert

(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 Expert 6th February 2014, 4:03 PM
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