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The weight of Earth's atmosphere exerts an average pressure
of 1.01 x 10° Pa on the ground at sea level. Use the definition
of pressure to estimate the weight of Earth's atmosphere by
approximating Earth as a sphere of radius Rg = 6.38 × 10º m
and surface area A = 4#R.
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The weight of Earth's atmosphere exerts an average pressure of 1.01 x 10° Pa on the ground at sea level. Use the definition of pressure to estimate the weight of Earth's atmosphere by approximating Earth as a sphere of radius Rg = 6.38 × 10º m and surface area A = 4#R.

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Pressure,

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P=1.01×10° Pa

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Radius of the Earth,

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1 = 6.38 x10 m

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Area,

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A = 47r2 ) = 47(6.38x10 m = 5.1151x104 m²

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