Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Think and Solve: 38

Answer

The force of the 5-kg ball on your finger matches its weight, 50 N. Pressure =$\frac {50 N}{1 cm^{2}} = \frac {50 N}{1 cm^{2}} \times \frac{10000 cm^{2}}{1 m^{2}} = 500 kPa$.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.