A body is held immersed in a liquid. (i) Name the two forces acting on the body and draw a diagram to show these forces. (ii) State how the magnitudes of two forces mentioned in part (i) determine whether the body will float or sink in liquid when it is released. (iii) What is the net force on the body if it (a) sinks and (b) floats?
When a piece of wood is suspended from the hook of a spring balance, it reads 70 gf. The wood is now lowered into water. What reading do you expect on the scale of spring balance?
A solid iron ball of mass 500 g is dropped in mercury contained in a beaker. (a) Will the ball float or sink? Give reasons. (b) What will be the apparent weight of the ball?
Draw a diagram to show the forces acting on a body floating in water with its some part submerged. Name the forces and show their points of application. How is the weight of water displaced by the floating body related to the weight of the body itself?
A block of wood is so loaded that it just floats in water at room temperature. What change will occur in the state of floatation, if
(a) Some salt is added to water, (b) Water is heated?
A body of volume V and density ρs , floats with volume v inside a liquid of density ρL. Show that `"v"/V = ρ_s/ρ_L` .