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Q & A: Force, pressure and surface area.

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Most recent answer: 10/13/2010
Q:
how does the decrease in surface area affects the pressure of a given force?
- kogaan (age 16)
malaysia
A:
By its very definition:   Pressure = Force/Area.  So for a given force if you decrease the area by a factor of two, then the pressure would increase by a factor of two.

LeeH 

(published on 10/13/2010)

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