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Physics Lab 6 - Archimedes Principle and Density...

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Archimedes’ Principle and Density Measurements Laboratory #6 Michael Dark Section 106 Ashley Pearson
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Purpose The purpose of this lab is to use direct measurement and Archimedes’ principle to determine the density of a number of different solids and liquids. Theory The density of a substance is defined by Density = m/V where m is the mass and V is the volume. The buoyant force exerted by a fluid on an object is defined by F B = m fluid displaced * g = Density fluid V fluid displaced * g Where m is the mass of the fluid displaced, g is gravity, and V is the volume of the fluid displaced. F apparent weight = (Density object – Density fluid ) * V * g Where V is the volume of the fluid and g is the gravity. Procedure We began the experiment with the direct measurement method for the density of a solid. We filled the overflow can with water up to the point before water spilled out of the spot. We placed a calibrated beaker underneath the spout and lowered a metal block into the water. As water was forced out of the spout and into the calibrated beaker, we could measure how much water was displaced by the metal block.
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