P is the pressure at some point in a liquid. State whether pressure P is a scalar or vector quantity. - Physics

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P is the pressure at some point in a liquid. State whether pressure P is a scalar or vector quantity.

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Solution

Pressure exerted on an enclosed fluid gets transmitted equally and undiminishing in all directions. So no particular direction is associated with pressure.
That is why Pressure is a scalar quantity.

Concept: Transmission of Pressure in Liquids
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