Handling materials

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After this chapter you should
  • know the units of density and understand how density can be measured

  • be able to calculate a density from mass and volume data

  • know how the weight of an object on Earth is related to its mass

  • understand that objects weighing down on the Earth’s surface exert a pressure

  • be able to relate the pressure on a surface to the surface area and the force applied to it

  • understand what influences the pressure exerted at the foot of a column of liquid

  • know that the pressure at a point in a fluid is exerted equally in all directions.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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