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The formula for finding the pressure (p_{1}) due to a single particle is p_{1} = F_{1}/A, where F_{1} is the force exerted by the particle and A is the area over which the force is applied.
The pressure due to a single particle is directly proportional to the number of particles present. This means that if the number of particles increases, the pressure due to a single particle also increases.
No, the pressure due to a single particle cannot be negative. Pressure is a scalar quantity and its value is always positive or zero. If the force exerted by the particle is in the opposite direction of the area over which it is applied, the pressure will be zero.
The distance between the particle and the surface does not directly affect the pressure. The pressure is solely determined by the force exerted by the particle and the area over which it is applied. However, the distance may indirectly affect the pressure if it affects the force or the area.
Yes, the pressure due to a single particle can be changed by altering either the force exerted by the particle or the area over which it is applied. For example, increasing the force will increase the pressure, while increasing the area will decrease the pressure.