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Current is a scaler quantity because only the displacement is taken in to account

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Also it's useful to know the product of two vector quantities is a scalar quantity.

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so u mean Force into Displacement covered (moment arm) = torque is a scalar quantity..???Also it's useful to know the product of two vector quantities is a scalar quantity.

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I have no idea what you just said, rephrase that lolso u mean Force into Displacement covered (moment arm) = torque is a scalar quantity..???

and force into velocity = momentum is a scalar quantity??

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Yeah it's like the addition and subtraction of odd and even numbers This is quite useful.Also it's useful to know the product of two vector quantities is a scalar quantity.

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You can regard current as a quantity with only one direction. Then it is a scalar.

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current have only a magnitude and no direction coz direction tells if its positive or negative.. accordingly current have no direction so its a scalar quantity. am i correct

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i think torque is scalar. till now i havent come across anything which says torque is negative which makes it to have a direction. since there is no direction its scalar.

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Torque is a vector quantity.It is a vector or cross product of moment arm and force and its direction is perpendicular to the plane containing force and moment arm. Torque is maximum when the angle between force and moment arm is 90 degree and it is zero when force and moment arm are parallel or anti parallel.

i think torque is scalar. till now i havent come across anything which says torque is negative which makes it to have a direction. since there is no direction its scalar.

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Current is a scaler quantity. As we know, if two currents meet at a junction, the total current of the resultant current will be the algebraic sum of the two current and not the vector sum.For current only the magnitude is taken into account,and not the direction.Also,current does not the follow the parallelogram law of vector addition.

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k thanksCurrent is a scaler quantity. As we know, if two currents meet at a junction, the total current of the resultant current will be the algebraic sum of the two current and not the vector sum.For current only the magnitude is taken into account,and not the direction.Also,current does not the follow the parallelogram law of vector addition.

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am afraid bro.. torque is for sure a vector quantity.... it has same direction as the direction of applied force...

i think torque is scalar. till now i havent come across anything which says torque is negative which makes it to have a direction. since there is no direction its scalar.

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very rightam afraid bro.. torque is for sure a vector quantity.... it has same direction as the direction of applied force...

Torque is a vector quantity as both the magnitude as well as the direction are considered..plus it also follows the parallelogram law of vector addition

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current is a scalar quantity.. although it has direction and magnitude as well... but it does not obey the law of vector additions mate... so it is not regarded as a vector quantity...

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thankscurrent is a scalar quantity.. although it has direction and magnitude as well... but it does not obey the law of vector additions mate... so it is not regarded as a vector quantity...

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thanx i get it nowTorque is a vector quantity.It is a vector or cross product of moment arm and force and its direction is perpendicular to the plane containing force and moment arm. Torque is maximum when the angle between force and moment arm is 90 degree and it is zero when force and moment arm are parallel or anti parallel.

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My pleasurethanx i get it now