Examples Of Archimedes Principle  

Archimedes principle states that any object when immersed in a liquid will be supported by pressure that is equivalent to the weight of the liquid that has been displaced by the object.

For example, if you immerse a lead weight inside a vessel of water, then the pressure created by the lead weight will be equal to the amount of water that has been displaced by it. This is also called the equilibrium of forces.There are two forces acting in the above mentioned scenario. One is pressure, and the other is gravity, and they both seek equilibrium. The gravity plays a role by pulling down the object, while the pressure surrounding the object resists the free fall of the object. So, the pressure is the force that determines if the object that is being immersed in the liquid is going to sink fast or slowly. You can easily study the degree to which the weight of the object corresponds to the weight of the displaced liquid.

The intensity of the pressure that has been created is directly related to the depth the object is in. For example, one cubic foot of water measures 62.4 pounds. So, any object placed in this cubic foot of water has the volume of a cubic foot, and also if it weighs more than the 62.4 pounds, it will sink into water. Rocks sink inside the water because they usually have more mass than the water. Whereas a wooden block bigger than the size of the rock and hollow inside cannot sink because it does not have the weight.

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History-Of-Archimedes      Archimedes was born in Syracuse, and he was educated in Alexandria. He studied under the famous mathematician called Euclid. Archimedes is best known for the term eureka because he screamed eureka when he found the secret behind the relationship between pressure and mass. Eureka in Greek language means I found it. More..




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