Pascals conversion

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Pascals

Abbreviation/Symbol:

Pa

Unit of:

Pressure

Wordwide use:

The Pascal is widely used, except in some countries like the USA which use the older pounds per square inch(PSI) measure

Definition:

1 Pascal = 1 N/m2 or 1 Kg / m.s2

Origin:

The Pascal was named after mathematician-physicist Blaise Pascal. The name Pascal was approvd by the General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1971

Common references:

Pascal is approximately the weight of a dollar bill lying flat on a surface. 100 Pascals is the approximate pressure of a strong breeze. A garden hose reaches a pressure of around 300,000 Pa. A human bite averages 1,100,00 Pa

Usage context:

The Pascal is widely used, except in some countries like the USA which use the older pounds per square inch(PSI) measure