Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 13 - Think and Discuss: 99

Answer

The relationship between force, area, and pressure is demonstrated. The person's body weight, if distributed over a large enough area (small and numerous broken pieces), results in a harmless low pressure.
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