The pressure exerted by the elephant = 10000N/10m2 = 1000N/m2 or 1000Pa (Pascals)
This shows why it hurts more if someone stands on you with stilettos, it hurts more than if the same person (i.e. the same force) stood on you with normal shoes - the pressure is greater for the former, as stilettos take up a smaller area.
Pressure due to Liquids[edit | edit source]
Pressure in Gases[edit | edit source]
Pressure can be measured in gases with a N-tube partially filled with a coloured liquid. Atmospheric pressure pushes down on one side, and the gas of whose pressure you want to measure pushes down on the other side. The difference in hight between the two levels of the liquid tells you the difference in pressure.
You can also measure atmospheric pressure with a barometer.