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#48 - penelo (10/31/2015) [-]
This clearly isn't about being wrong or right. It's about appealing and making it easier to understand, when you say 'bite pressure' it definetly doesn't ring as good as saying 'bite force'. We aer trying to appeal to the commonfolk, and this includes the people that know jack about maths and physics (some people like arts and literature and chose such things as careers).
And pressure can indeed be considered a measure of force: to a given area (a square inch) you got yourself a given force.
#49 - Nhatkiem (10/31/2015) [-]
But then you wouldn't call it pressure anymore would you?
Just cause people choose different career paths doesn't make the verbiage any more or less important. I mean, we have words and definition for a reason no? Use the right words for the right meanings. Pretty simple. I'm not going to write a whole dissertation on this haha. Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree... sorta?
#51 - penelo (10/31/2015) [-]
The thing is (and you learn this when you're in high-school in those philosofy classes that no ones gives half a fuck about), there is a barrier between scienific language and ordinary language. The first cannot be ambiguous, each term has its meaning and mistakes are not tolerated, it is used when you communicate with people that share the same work/career/etc. The last one however, is when you ty to get the point across to someone that doesn't have those concepts in their mind (or if it does, doesn't use them with the same agility as you for a bunch of reasons), if you talk to that person with specific terms, they will probably discard the information you're offering either because they cannot understand or because their brain doesn't classify it as important. Not everyone that you meet will know the same things you do (you probably won't know everything everyone tells you) and so you will have to adjust yourself to the situation.
All this because of a unit of measurement that I don't even use (bar and Pa are just fine by me).
#35 - autoxx (10/31/2015) [-]
The number decreases as the tooth size increases.
A 2" diameter tooth (hippo) is about half the psi as the same crushing force from a croc with 1" diameter teeth.
Now, a croc doesn't have 1" diameter teeth, they are sharp. If the croc had infinitely sharp teeth, the psi would be infinite.
Think of it like a magnifying glass, the sun's rays will warm you but if the same amount is concentrated on a small area and the energy density increases? Poof goes the ant.
TL;DR - PSI is pressure density, not overall force.
#43 - penelo (10/31/2015) [-]
That's all fine and dandy, but you gotta consider that an animal has more than one tooth, the force that the jaw applies is distributed by several of them. The measuring device used probably has a pre-determined area, like 1 square inch.
They aren't going to measure the force done by the tip of a single tooth, that would be ludacrous. You have to be a bit more practical in your way of thinking.
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