This book was one in the Longman Physics Topics series. It was written to provide background material for the work on forces and pressures in the first two years of the Nuffield Physics course.
The aim was to help students to appreciate the importance of pressure in everyday life. Emphasis was placed on the practical applications of pressure and pressure differences. This was essentially a book for students to browse in, to take up points which might capture their interest and then possibly pursue further.
The book was published in 1969 and so it is inevitable that some of the illustrations and applications seem dated. The book also includes suggested activities and questions.
• Pressure difference
• Applications of the pressure caused by liquids
• The pressure of the atmosphere
• Applications involving atmospheric pressure
• High pressures
• Protection against extremes of pressure
• Floating and sinking
• Appendix 1
• Appendix 2
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