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38. If the alligator floats, by Archimedes’ principle the buoyancy force is equal to the
alligator’s weight (see Eq. 1417). Therefore,
22
HO
()
bg
FFmg
A
h
g
ρ
==
=
.
If the mass is to increase by a small amount
mm
′
→=
+
Δ
, then
2
bb
FF
A
h
h
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
 Any
 Physics, Buoyancy, Force, Mass

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