Hi - I'm having trouble with the bouyancy force. I understand that in static equilibrium a force from below a submerged object (not resting on the floor of a container but in the liquid) equals the overlying liquid plus the weight of the object. So that the bouyancy force is the difference of the force below minus the force above and thus equals the weight of the object. But I don't seem to have a sense as to why this equals the weight of the displaced fluid. Maybe something about the behavior of liquids?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Fluids - buoyancy

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