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GCSE Physics: Pressure

An introduction to pressure which discusses various everyday applications and the relationship between pressure and surface area.

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Percy Williams Bridgman

Percy Williams Bridgman (1881 - 1961) research concerned the effects of high pressures on materials and their thermodynamic behavior.

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Under Pressure

Ever wondered why it hurts so much when someone wearing spiked heels steps on your foot? It's all about pressure.

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Pressure Unit Conversions

A handy conversion calculator for some common pressure units.

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Pressure

Description of this concept and links to related information. Pressure is defined as force per unit area.

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Pressure - Sixty Symbols

A video explaining pressure using steel ball bearing as a model for particles.

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Pressure

A collection of interesting experiments dealing with air pressure and aerodynamics.

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Pressure

An overview of pressure both with solids and fluids.

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How does pressure propel sailboats?

An activity about air pressure to explore what makes a good sail. You'll need some foil, styrofoam, paper, straws, a long pipe, tape, scissors, a stopwatch and water.

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The physics of diving - pressure and buoyancy

A site about diving, examining how pressure affects divers and how they can fall victim to the bends.

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