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a pin has a diameter of 0.005mm at its sharp end. calculate the pressure exerted when a force of 2.0N is applied to the pin.

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  1. d = 5 * 10^-6 meters

    area = pi d^2/4 = (pi/4)(25*10^-12)

    pressure = F/area = 2 / [ (pi/4)(25*10^-12) ] Newtons/meter^2 or Pascals

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