Buoyancy Lab Report Essay

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Buoyancy Lab: Archimedes’ Principle TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTENTS …………….………….…………….……………………………..Page No. 1. Abstract…………………………….…………….………….…………….……………….. 3 2. Objective & Introduction ……….……………………………………….………………...4 3. Theory & Experimental Methods ……………………………….………………………...5 4. Results & Discussion …………………………………………………….………….............6 5. Conclusions..…………………………………………………….…………………………..7 6. References.…………………………………………………………………………..………8 7. Appendix ……………………………………………………….……………..………….…9 Abstract: The objective of this experiment is to use the Archimedes principle to evaluate the specific weight of all of the separate materials. This objective of this experiment is significant in that it gives valuable information on how to…show more content…
Archimedes Principle is used in everyday industries which involve buoyancy, to include watercraft, weather balloons, and even life-preservers. It is necessary to know whether or not something will float, as intended, or sink below the surface of the fluid in which it is In the year 250 B.C. Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse published On Floating Bodies, a book containing various scientific and mathematical principles which he had scrutinized and eventually proved through rigorous trial and error [1]. While never fully verified, the legend of the buoyancy principle was verified by Archimedes himself after noticing the water level rise after stepping into his bathtub one night. His exclamation of “Eureka!”, Greek for “I found it” marked this significance and had been used as a verbal mark for discovery in the English language ever since. In modern engineering, Archimedes principle can be seen in nearly every real world application. In the basic sense, calculations for ocean-going vessels are wholly dependent on the buoyancy principle. For a more broad sense, the principle of material composition verification can nearly always come back to soaking and floating an object. And for a more abstract outlook, the floating of blimps, balloons, and lighter-than-air craft is dependent on the fact that their specific weight is equal to their weight displaced divided by their displaced

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