But i came across this problem and i cant seem to understand how to answer.
Pressure = force / unit area
Pressure = weight / unit area
The weight i was told to use was 175bs.
Scenario - you are standing on one square foot-12" on a side.
1) What is your pressure in pounds per square inch
2) Compare your pressure in psi to that of the atmosphere. Which is greater?
the psi of the atmosphere?
the psi of the atmosphere is dependent upon your position within the atmosphere. at sea level there is a lot more air pressure than if you were standing at the top of a tall mountain.
atmospheric pressure is measured with a barometer.
so, when you ask how do i find the psi of the atmosphere it is almost like asking how do i calculate temperature .