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Density-Force Equation

by RyanXXVI
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RyanXXVI
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Apr25-14, 05:07 PM
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When an object of lower density is surrounded by a fluid of higher density, the object rises to the top of the fluid. Clearly, a force is acting on the object, as it is accelerating upwards. I'm sure some physicist has given a name to this force, and there is also probably an equation for it, but I'm not sure what it is as my teacher did not teach it yet and I can get a more concise answer here than Google. So, what is the name and equation for this Density-Force?
Thanks in advance.
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dauto
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Apr25-14, 05:12 PM
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The name of the force is buoyancy force, and the name of the principle used to find it is the Archimedes principle.


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