Pressure is a scalar quantity because

a) it is the ratio of force to area and both force and area are vectors

b) it is the ratio of the magnitude of the force to area

c) it is the ratio of component of the force normal to the area

d) it does not depend on the size of the area chosen

Answers (1)

The answer is the option (c)

The pressure is nothing but a component of some force acting along a particular area. The directions here are fixed for both these quantities which make pressure a scalar quantity. Hence option c is the right choice.

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