What are the 5 differences between force and pressure based on their effects and properties?
Well, first, force and pressure have different units. Force is in units of mass times acceleration like newtons or pounds, and the formula for force is `F=ma` where m is mass and a is acceleration. Pressure is in units of force and an area, like PSI or atmospheres, and a formula for pressure is `P=F/A` where F is force and A is area.
Force and pressure are often used for very different things, or in conjunction. For example, to calculate acceleration on a piston, you can use the mass, area, and pressure to get an exact value.
Pressure is exerted by physical objects, while force can be exerted in other ways. For example, a magnetic force can be caused by the movement of a charged particle that is not in contact with the subject.
Pressure is almost always caused by a collection of particles--a canister of air or column of water. In a two-particle system, pressure becomes meaningless as the area is a point. Force is used in two-particle systems.
Gasses do not usually provide force; rather they provide pressure. In some applications, this pressure can be used as a force, like how cylinder pressure provides force to wheels on a car.