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Pressure at center of earth (or any planet)
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Mar6-05, 02:48 PM
I have seen several references which give the pressure at the center of the earth at about 3 x 10^11 Pa. (I've seen 3.0 - 3.6). An earlier post on this forum gives the equation for the pressure at the center of a planet as
2*(pi*G/3)*(R^2)*(rho)^2. When I crunch the numbers, I get 1.73 x 10^11, which is about half what most references give. I'm using rho = 5515 kg/m^3.
Where am I going wrong.
The above assumes constant density (rho). If you like the above problem, is there an equation which would give central pressure if the density increases with depth?
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