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The fundamental SI unit of pressure is the Pascal (Pa), but it is a small unit so kPa is the most common direct pressure unit for atmospheric pressure.
Percy Williams Bridgman (1881 - 1961) research concerned the effects of high pressures on materials and their thermodynamic behavior.
An astrophysicist answers the question of what would happen to the human body in vacuum of outer space?
physics.org page with fascinating facts all about atmospheric pressure. Did you know that you have one tonne of air pressing down on you?
A handy conversion calculator for some common pressure units.
Ever wondered why it hurts so much when someone wearing spiked heels steps on your foot? It's all about pressure.
This page from NASA tells you all you need to know about atmospheric pressure. Find out why your ears pop or have a go at flying a hot air balloon.
A video explaining pressure using steel ball bearing as a model for particles.
Description of this concept and links to related information. Pressure is defined as force per unit area.
A collection of interesting experiments dealing with air pressure and aerodynamics.
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