# What is the formula for hydrostatic pressure?

Posted in FRICTION IN SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS | Email This Post |Hydrostatic Pressure is the thrust (normal force) applied by a liquid at rest per unit area to the surface in contact with a liquid. Hydrostatic Pressure is also known as Pressure of liquid.

The formula for pressure is given as,

**Pressure = Force /Area **

The pressure (P) exerted by liquids depends on Height (h) of the liquid column ,Density of liquid (ρ) and Acceleration due to gravity (g).

The formula for pressure of liquid can also be expressed as,

**Pressure of liquid ( Hydrostatic Pressure) = ****h ρ g.
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Pressure is a scalar Quantity and SI unit of Hydrostatic Pressure is N / m^{2} or Pascal (Pa)