# The value of force acting per unit area is called?

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Joule

(b) Force

(c) Pressure

(d) Energy

The value of force acting per unit area is called pressure. It is applied perpendicular to the object’s surface per unit area and force is distributed over it.

### Value of Force acting per Unit Area

Pressure (P): The force per unit area is called pressure.

Pressure (P) = Force (F)/Area (A)

Force: Force is the interaction that, after being applied to a body, tries to alter the body’s resting or moving state.

Force (F) = Mass (m) × acceleration (a)

Energy (E): The capacity for doing work is called energy.

The SI unit of energy is the joule (J).

The force per unit area is called pressure. So option 3 is correct.

Summary:

## The value of force acting per unit area is called? (a) Joule (b) Force (c) Pressure (d) Energy

Pressure is the measure of force per unit of area. It can be written as Pressure (P) = Force (F)/Area (A). The dimension of pressure is  M L−1 T−2. Its types are Absolute pressure, Gauge pressure, Differential pressure, Sealed pressure, or vacuum pressure.

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