Pressure is Force Per Area

Pressure is Force Per Area

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Caption: This image illustrates that pressure is the force applied to the surface of an object per unit area. Even though the force between the fingers and the pencil is the same on both sides, the pressure on the tip is much higher, because the force is applied to a smaller area.

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Keywords: area, demonstration, experiment, finger, force, hand, object, pencil, physical, physics, pressure, surface area

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