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Buoyancy

Definition of Buoyancy

The upward force a fluid produces on an immersed object is called bouyancy. The magnitude of the force is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.

QUICK QUESTION

As a cargo ship is being loaded, it sinks deeper into the water. As the ship sinks deeper, its bouyancy
a. increases.
b. decreases.
c. stays the same.
d. can not be determined without more information.
ANSWER

Buoyancy in Physics Problems

Fluids

Buoyancy Explained with Examples

Buoyancy

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