How to find pressure if dimension and mass are given?

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Feb 14, 2018

Let a body of mass #m\ kg# be resting on a horizontal surface. Let the area of contact be #=A\ m^2#.

Force exerted on the surface by the body#=mg\ N#
where #g=9.81\ ms^-2# is acceleration due to gravity.

Pressure is defined as Force per unit area.
#:.# Pressure is given as #P=(mg)/A\ Pascal#

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