Atmospheric pressure P (in lbs per square inch) under typical conditions can be approximately calculated by using the formula below, where h represents the number of feet above sea level. Homework Help ✎
P = 14.7e−0.00003h
What is pressure at sea level?
Use the formula to calculate the atmospheric pressure in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado.
The lowest point in Death Valley is 285 feet below sea level. What is the atmospheric pressure in Death Valley?
P = 14.7e−0.00003(0)
P = 14.7e−0.00003(5280)
P = 14.7e−0.00003(−285)