Problem: Assume the top of your head has a surface area of 25 cm×25 cm.Calculating atmospheric pressure.How many newtons of force push on your head at sea level?

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Pressure=ForceArea

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Assume the top of your head has a surface area of 25 cm×25 cm.

A diagram shows gravitational force as a square air column (with 1 meter sides) with a cross-sectional area of 1 meter2 and a mass of 104 kilograms exerting a downward force on the Earth. The end of the column is the atmospheric pressure at Earth’s surface.

Calculating atmospheric pressure.

How many newtons of force push on your head at sea level?

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