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Q 10.1  Explain why

 (c) Hydrostatic pressure is a scalar quantity even though pressure is force divided by area.

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When a force is applied on fluid the pressure which gets generated gets uniformly transmitted to all directions and therefore has no particular direction and is a scalar quantity. We talk of division of force with area only while considering the magnitudes. The actual vector form of the relation is\vec{F}=p\vec{A}

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