Chapt. 15Fluids143d) What is theDIAMETERof the 2nd piston?015 qfull 00740 2 5 0 mod thinking: Archimedes principle, Tasmanian devil5. We’ve all heard of Archimedes and King Hieron II’s crown.But modern scientists andtechnologists are seldom called on to hallmark crowns.Let’s apply Archimedes’s principleto a real world situation.a) You wish to accurately determine the density of your Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii).You’ve already determined her mass to be 10.0 kg—between master and pet, what are afew scratches and one little bite to the bone? (Female Tasmanian devils have an averagemass of about 6 kg, and so your devil is huge.) But now you need to determine her volume.What do you do?HINT:You’ll need a tank of water with a water-level scale and somepersuasion.b) But say Gris-Gris doesn’t submerge fully in the water, but she doesn’t try to swim and iscontent to just float. By what amount does the water level rise and what is her density?
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