Lesson: Relating Force, Pressure, and Area High School PhysicsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to use the formula for pressure, p = F/A, to calculate pressures that are produced by forces acting on areas.
Sample Question Videos
What pressure is exerted by a 100 N force applied to an area of 2.5 m2?
Which of the following formulas correctly shows the relationship between an applied force, the pressure that the force produces, and the area on which the force acts?
An empty water tank has a rectangular base with side lengths of 1.2 m and 2.3 m. The weight of the tank applies a pressure of 350 Pa to the surface it is resting on. What is the weight of the tank?