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13.2: Introduction

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    Pressure is a measure of how force is distributed.  The smaller the area of contact, the greater the pressure is from the force of the object.  Our body weight is distributed onto the area of our feet, or a foot as we walk.  The amount of contact our foot makes with a surface determines how our weight force is distributed.

    \[P = \dfrac{F}{A} \nonumber \]

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