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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A body of uniform cross-sectional are A= 1cm^2 and a mass of density p= 0.8g/cm^3floats in a liquid of density po=1g/cm^3 and at equilibrium displaces a volume of V=0.8cm^3. Show that the period of small oscillations about the equilibrium position is given by t = 2*pi*(v/gA)^.5 where g is the gravitational field strength. Determine the value of t.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I am totally lost on this one. I am thinking that I would need to find the mass of the object, which is simple because the density and volume are given. What do I do after that?

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# Homework Help: Mechnics - Small Oscillations

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