What is difference between thrust and pressure ?

Thurst: The force exerted by an object perpendicular to the surface is called thrust. It is used to lift the bodies or make them move. For example, thrust is necessary for an airplane to fly.

Pressure: The pressure is defined as force per unit area. Mathematically, the pressure is nothing but force divided by area.

Here the force is in the numerator and the area is in the denominator

Pressure = Force/Area

For example, the pressure applied when a force of 20N applied to an area of 5 square meters is 20 / 5 = 4 pascal.

So if a force and area are given, try to convert them into their SI units and find the pressure.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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