3b Scientific Experiment: Archimedes’ Principle
Experiment: Archimedes’ Principle
Objective: Determining buoyant updraught as a function of immersion depth
Archimedes’ principle states that a body immersed in a fluid experiences an upward force (updraught or force of buoyancy) FG. The magnitude of this force is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid. For a regularly shaped immersed body, the updraught is proportional to the depth h to which the body is immersed as long as this is smaller than the height H of the body itself.
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