Question

# Why density is a scalar quantity?

Solution

## First of all understand that, Vector quantities need magnitude and direction to specify it.where as scalar quantities need only magnitude to specify it. Ask yourself if this sentence makes sense: “The density of this block is 6 g/ml(specifying magnitude) to the right(specifying direction).” It does not make much sense to me.there is no need of specifying direction in it.density of a block is through out the block will be constant. The other thing to think about, neither mass nor distance (remember - distance, not displacement) are vectors. Density is mass by volume. Volume is length×breadth×height. Wr know length,breadth,height,  are scalars. Since density is a derived measurement and since it is derived from all scalar measurements, density is a scalar measurement.

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