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Homework Help: Hydrostatic/Rigid Body Motion Problem

  1. Jan 15, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    I am not sure. Maybe Archimedes's Principal and f=ma. This could possibly be a control volume problem so also the continuity equation or the momentum equation for control volumes.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    This is in my first assignment in my aerodynamics class. It was supposed to be a review of Fluid Mechanics 1. All the problems before it for control volume problems, but the statement says it is a hydrostatic problem/rigid body problem. So I'm not sure if we are supposed to use control volume analysis or not. Regardless I'm confused on how to start. I can't think of an equation that would some how give me the angle the water level would make. If anyone could just give me an initial hint or point me in the right direction, that would be awesome.

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  3. Jan 15, 2008 #2
    I thought about it more, and I'm thinking that the surface of the water will be perpendicular to the net force acting on the body. Is that correct?
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