Archimedes' principle

Archimedes's principle indicates that the upward buoyant force that is exertit on a bouk immersed in a fluid, whether fully or pairtially submerged, is equal tae the wicht o the fluid that the body displaces an it acts in the upward direction at the centre o mass o the displaced fluid. Archimedes' principle is a law o pheesics fundamental tae fluid mechanics. It wis formulatit bi Archimedes o Syracuse.[1]


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