Pascal (unit) facts for kids
Quick facts for kids Pascal 


A pressure gauge reading in psi (red scale) and kPa (black scale)


General information  
Unit system  SI unit 
Unit of  Pressure or stress 
Symbol  Pa 
Named after  Blaise Pascal 
Conversions  
1 Pa in ...  ... is equal to ... 
SI base units:  kg⋅m^{−1}⋅s^{−2} 
US customary units:  1.450 × 10^{−4} psi 
atmosphere:  9.869 × 10^{−6} atm 
bar:  10^{−5} bar 
The pascal (symbol: Pa) is the SI derived unit of pressure or stress. It is a measure of perpendicular force per unit area i.e. equal to one newton per square meter. In everyday life, the pascal is maybe best known from meteorological airpressure reports, where it happens in the form of hectopascal (1 hPa = 100 Pa). In other cases, the kilopascal is more commonly used, for example on bicycle tire labels. One hectopascal corresponds to 0.1 and one kilopascal to about 1% of atmospheric pressure (near sea level).
It is named after the French mathematician and physicist, Blaise Pascal.
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