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Question

Explain why Hydrostatic pressure is a scalar quantity even though the pressure is force divided by area.

Solution

When force is applied on a liquid, the pressure in the liquid is transmitted in all directions. Hence, hydrostatic pressure does not have a fixed direction and it is a scalar physical quantity.

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 NCERT Solution for Physics Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Q: 1.3 | Page no. 268
Solution Explain Why Hydrostatic Pressure is a Scalar Quantity Even Though Pressure is Force Divided by Area Concept: Pressure - Concept of Pressure.
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