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PHY 132 LAB Experiment #2 Specific Gravity – Archimedes’ Principle
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Prof. Mahmood Heyrat Purpose The main goal of this Specific Gravity and Archimedes’ Principle is to determine the specific gravity of several substances by application of Archimedes’ Principle. In this experiment the specific gravity of several substances will be determined Archimedes’ Principle, which states: “A body immersed in a fluid is subject to a buoyant force equal to the weight of fluid displaced. Brief Theory First, the mass (W) and the volume of the brass block, aluminum block, wood block, carbon cylinder, steel, cylinder and white cylinder are measured, and the density for each of the samples is calculated by using the formula Density = Mass / Volume. For all of the samples, when immersed fully in the water, generates (W 0), and the difference W - W 0 is the buoyant force. For the case of wood block, the solid is less dense than water; therefore, a sinker is needed in order to calculate W app . Lastly,
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course PHYSICS 132L taught by Professor Heyrat during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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