Enter the force and the length into the calculator to determine the surface tension.
Surface Tension Formula
The following formula is used to calculate a surface tension.
γ = 1/2 * F / L
- Where γ is the surface tension (N/m)
- F is the force (N)
- L is the length (m)
Surface Tension Definition
Surface tension is defined as the force exerted on the surface of an object within a liquid.
Surface Tension Example
How to calculate surface tension?
- First, determine the force acting on the object.
For this example the force is found to be 45 N.
- Next, determine the length.
The length the force is acting on is found to be 10 m.
- Finally, calculate the surface tension.
Using the formula we find the surface tension to be 1/2*45/10 = 2.25 N/m.
Surface tension is a force exerted on the surface of an object that is placed on top of a liquid. The force is caused by the tendency of the liquid to have the shape with the least surface area.