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Buoyant Force II

Buoyant Force II

The motion of an object placed in a fluid is simulated. The densities of the block and fluid, and the coefficient of friction between the block and fluid, can be changed. Oscillatory motion is seen as the block comes to rest, in cases where it can float.
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John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
17 years ago
By showing the buoyant and gravitational force vectors, this applet opens up a lot of possibilities for inquiries. Very versatile.