P15_030 - 30 Equilibrium of forces(on the oating body is...

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30. Equilibrium of forces (on the floating body) is expressed as F b = m body g = ρ liquid gV submerged = ρ body gV total which leads to V submerged V total = ρ body ρ liquid . We are told (indirectly) that two-thirds of the body is below the surface, so the fraction above is 2 / 3. Thus, with ρ
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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