Definition of Force per unit area
1. Noun. The force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit). "The compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Blood Pressure, Gas Pressure, Head, Hydrostatic Head, Intraocular Pressure, Iop, Oil Pressure, Osmotic Pressure, Corpuscular-radiation Pressure, Radiation Pressure, Instantaneous Sound Pressure, Sound Pressure, Suction, Vapor Pressure, Vapour Pressure
Derivative terms: Press, Pressurise, Pressurise, Pressurise, Pressurize, Pressurize, Pressurize
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Literary usage of Force per unit area
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1. An Introduction to the Theory of Electricity: With Numerous Examples by Linnaeus Cumming (1885)
"... to the number of lines of force per unit area of surface near that point. It will be seen that we do not here limit the number of lines of force, ..."
2. An Introduction to the Theory of Electricity: With Numerous Examples by Linnaeus Cumming (1885)
"... so that the force at any point .on that surface is proportional to the number of lines of force per unit area of surface near that point. ..."
3. Ready Reference Tables: Volume I. Conversion Factors of Every Unit Or by Carl Hering (1904)
"12. pounds per foot 1.079 1812 PRESSURES; PRESSURES of WATER, MERCURY, and ATMOSPHERE; STRESS or FORCE per UNIT AREA. WEIGHTS or FORCES and SURFACES; ..."
4. A Text-book of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1907)
"... hence where T is the tangential force per unit area and 6 the angle of shear. But we know (p. 67) that 0 = 2«, hence P = T. Hence the pull or push per ..."
5. The Elements of Mechanics: A Text-book for Colleges and Technical Schools by William Suddards Franklin, Barry MacNutt (1908)
"B of the force action between contiguous parts of the material of the cube is as follows : A pull of 5 units of force per unit area acts across any plane ft ..."
6. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"Since 1 line of force per unit area is taken as the unit, the magnetizing force may be defined as the number of lines of force passing across a unit ..."
7. Mechanics and Heat: A Text Book for Colleges and Technicla Schools by William Suddards Franklin, Barry MacNutt (1910)
"B follows: A pull of S units of force per unit area acts across any ... is 5 units of force per unit area. consider any unit cube abed of the material. ..."
8. An Introduction to Thermodynamics, for Engineering Students by John Mills (1910)
"Thus in the rigorous physical usage " pressure " always means " force per unit area," but in engineering usage, broadened and rendered less precise by the ..."