Buoyancy

 

Buoyant Force

Archimedes' principle; buoyant force definition; density from displaced volume with example.

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Stability of Floating

Density condition for flotation; position of center of mass required for buoyant stability; avoiding capsization.

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Balloons

Condition for balloon to float; balloon in accelerating compartment with air.

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Balloon in an Accelerating Compartment

In accelerating chamber, an apple is pulled opposite to motion, while balloon is pulled parallel to motion.

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Fluids

General properties of fluids; temperature defined; heat and temperature; pressure defined; pressure versus height; buoyancy forces; Bernoulli's equation.

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Archimedes' Principle

Pascal's law defined; Archimedes' principle defined (Fb = ρ*g*V); mass density and pressure defined; equation for pressure as a function of depth derived.

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Properties of Fluids

Forces involved in air pressure and buoyancy.

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Changing Water Level

2 short qualitative problems asking about a rock thrown from a boat and melting ice.

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Two Densities

Calculating density of wood and oil from percent submersion.

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Oscillating Rod in Water

Calculating period of oscillation for vertical rod in water given displacement and pressure.

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Buoyancy

Comparing the force needed to support an object in air and water.

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Floating Cylinder

Buoyant force acting on a hollow cylinder containing a person.

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Submerged Ball

3-part problem involving balls submerged in liquid; finding displaced mass, apparent weight of liquid container.

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