Why is there more pressure under a woman's stiletto high heel shoe than an elephants foot?

Pressure is exactly equal to force divided by surface area. If that fact is true it is because the whole elephants weight (force) is spread out over four feet of relatively la

How does the amount of pressure you exert on the floor when you are laying down compare with the amount of pressure you exert when you are standing up?

Pressure is the force exerted on an area divided by that area. When you stand or lie down the force you exert is your weight. So when you lie down the force of your weight is

Who exerts more pressure on the ground a 50 kg woman standing in high heels or a 50 kg woman standing in work boots?

Who exerts more pressure on the ground a 50 kg woman standing in high heels or a 50 kg woman standing in work boots?

I would think that the woman in high heels would exert more pressure per square inch. All that 50 kg of weight is concentrated onto the small heels of the high heels, whereas

What is exerting pressure?

What is exerting pressure?

Force exerts pressure. For example:At the surface of the Earth the column of air in the atmosphere above an area has a mass that exerts a force (due to gravity) on that surfac

How does the amount of pressure you exert on the floor when you are lying down compare with the amount of pressure you exert when you're standing up?

How does the amount of pressure you exert on the floor when you are lying down compare with the amount of pressure you exert when you're standing up?

Since your weight remains constant, the only variable is the area. Pressure is the ratio of Force to Area, implying that the larger the area the smaller the pressure and vice