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Jeffrey Trask 10/5/07 Section A PHY 110 Lab 5: Archimedes’s Principle Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to experimentally find how Archimedes’s Principle is related to the determination of density for a given object. Abstract: In order to find the density of objects that cannot easily be measured and have their density determined by the equation v m = Ρ , one way to find the density is through the application of Archimedes’s Principle. Archimedes’s Principle states that an object immersed in a fluid experiences an upward force from the surrounding fluid that is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid. This idea can be expanded into the equation boyancy weight = Ρ . Using water as our fluid, the buoyancy, and therefore the density of an object can be found fairly simply. To begin the experiment, we found the weights of all the different objects (copper, brass, iron, aluminum, wax, and plastic), then calculating the densities of the objects by finding their volumes through measurement and using the
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