The force per unit area that one object exerts on another

The force per unit area that one object exerts on another

In equation form:

Depends on area over which force is distributed

Units: N/m2, lb/ft2, or Pa (Pascals)

Pressure

force

area

Pressure

Example: The teacher between nails is unharmed because force is applied over many nails. Combined surface area of the nails results in a tolerable pressure that does not puncture the skin.

A completely submerged object always displaces a volume of liquid equal to its own volume.

Example: Place a stone in a container that is brimful of water, and the amount of water overflow equals the volume of the stone.

A cook who measures a specific amount of butter by placing it in a measuring cup with water in it is using the

A. principle of buoyancy.

displacement rule.

concept of density.

All of the above.

Buoyancy in a Liquid

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A cook who measures a specific amount of butter by placing it in a measuring cup with water in it is using the

A. principle of buoyancy.

displacement rule.

concept of density.

All of the above.

Buoyancy in a Liquid

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Buoyancy in a Liquid

Buoyant force

Net upward force that a fluid exerts on an immersed object = weight of water displaced

Example: The difference in the upward and downward forces acting on the submerged block is the same at any depth

How many forces act on a submerged body at rest in a fluid?

A. One—buoyancy

Two—buoyancy and the force due to gravity

None—in accord with the equilibrium rule, F = 0

None of the above.

Buoyancy in a Liquid

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How many forces act on a submerged body at rest in a fluid?

A. One—buoyancy

Two—buoyancy and the force due to gravity

None—in accord with the equilibrium rule, F = 0

None of the above.

Buoyancy in a Liquid

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Buoyancy in a Liquid

Sink or float?

Sink when weight of submerged object is greater than the buoyant force.

Neither sink nor float when weight of a submerged object is equal to buoyant force—object will remain at any level.

Float when weight of submerged object is less than the buoyant force it would have when submerged—when floating, buoyant force = weight of floating object.

Archimedes’ Principle

Archimedes’ principle:

Discovered by Greek scientist Archimedes.

Relates buoyancy to displaced liquid.

States that an immersed body (completely or partially) is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces.

Applies to gases and liquids.

Archimedes’ Principle

Apparent weight of a submerged object

Weight out of water — buoyant force

Example: If a 3-kg block submerged in water apparently “weighs” 2 kg, then the buoyant force or weight of water displaced is 1 kg.

On which of these blocks submerged in water is the buoyant force greatest?

On which of these blocks submerged in water is the buoyant force greatest?

A. 1 kg of lead

1 kg of aluminum

1 kg of uranium

All the same.

Explanation:

The largest block is the aluminum one. It displaces more water and therefore experiences the greatest buoyant force.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a fish expands its air bladder, the density of the fish

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a fish expands its air bladder, the density of the fish

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a fish makes itself less dense, the buoyant force on it

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a fish makes itself less dense, the buoyant force on it

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a fish decreases the size of its air bladder, the density of the fish

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a fish decreases the size of its air bladder, the density of the fish

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a submarine takes water into its ballast tanks, its density

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a submarine takes water into its ballast tanks, its density

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a submerged submarine expels water from its ballast tanks, its density

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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When a submerged submarine expels water from its ballast tanks, its density

A. decreases.

increases.

remains the same.

None of the above.

Explanation:

This is how a submerged submarine is able to surface.

Archimedes’ Principle

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Archimedes’ Principle

Flotation

Principle of flotation:

A floating object displaces a weight of fluid equal to its own weight.

Example: A solid iron 1-ton block may displace 1/8 ton of water and sink. The same 1 ton of iron in a bowl shape displaces a greater volume of water—the greater buoyant force allows it to float.

The reason a person finds it easier to float in saltwater compared with freshwater is that in saltwater

A. the buoyant force is greater.

a person feels less heavy.

Neither of these.

None of the above.

Archimedes’ Principle

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The reason a person finds it easier to float in saltwater compared with freshwater is that in saltwater

A. the buoyant force is greater.

a person feels less heavy.

Neither of these.

None of the above.

Explanation:

A floating person has the same buoyant force whatever the density of water. A person floats higher because a smaller volume of the denser saltwater is displaced.

Archimedes’ Principle

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On a boat ride, the skipper gives you a life preserver filled with lead pellets. When he sees the skeptical look on your face, he says that you’ll experience a greater buoyant force if you fall overboard than your friends who wear Styrofoam-filled preservers.

A. He apparently doesn’t know his physics.

He is correct.

Archimedes’ Principle

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On a boat ride, the skipper gives you a life preserver filled with lead pellets. When he sees the skeptical look on your face, he says that you’ll experience a greater buoyant force if you fall overboard than your friends who wear Styrofoam-filled preservers.

A. He apparently doesn’t know his physics.

He is correct.

Explanation:

He’s correct, but what he doesn’t tell you is you’ll drown! Your life preserver will submerge and displace more water than those of your friends who float at the surface. Although the buoyant force on you will be greater, the net force downward is greater still!

Archimedes’ Principle

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You place an object in a container that is full to the brim with water on a scale. The object floats, but some water spills out. How does the weight of the object compare with the weight of the water displaced?

A. Weight of object is greater than weight of water displaced.

Weight of object is less than weight of water displaced.

Weight of object is equal to weight of water displaced.

There is not enough information to decide.

Flotation

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You place an object in a container that is full to the brim with water on a scale. The object floats, but the water spills out. How does the weight of the object compare with the weight of the water displaced?

A. Weight of object is greater than weight of water displaced.

Weight of object is less than weight of water displaced.

Weight of object is equal to weight of water displaced.

There is not enough information to decide.

Flotation

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Explanation:

This principle is wonderfully illustrated with Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel.

The Falkirk Wheel’s two caisson are brimful of water and the same weight, regardless of whether there are boats in them. This makes rotation and lifting almost effortless.

Archimedes’ Principle

Denser fluids will exert a greater buoyant force on a body than less dense fluids of the same volume.

Example: Ship will float higher in saltwater (density = 1.03 g/cm3) than in freshwater (density = 1.00 g/cm3).

Archimedes’ Principle

Applies in air

The more air an object displaces, the greater the buoyant force on it.

If an object displaces its weight, it hovers at a constant altitude.

Two solid blocks of identical size are submerged in water. One block is lead and the other is aluminum. Upon which is the buoyant force greater?

A. On the lead block

On the aluminum block

Same on both blocks

There is not enough information to decide.

What Makes an Object Float or Sink?

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Explanation:

The buoyant force depends upon the volume of the block that is submerged. Since both submerged blocks are the same size, they displace the same volume of water. So they have the same buoyant force.

Pascal’s Principle

Pascal’s principle:

Discovered by Blaise Pascal, a scientist and theologian in the 17th century

States that a change in pressure at any point in an enclosed fluid at rest is transmitted undiminished to all points in the fluid

Applies to all fluids—gases and liquids

Pascal’s Principle

Application in hydraulic press

Example:

Pressure applied to the left piston is transmitted to the right piston.

A 10-kg load on small piston (left) lifts a load of 500 kg on large piston (right).

A. output piston to move farther than the input piston.

force output to exceed the force input.

output piston’s speed to exceed the input piston’s speed.

energy output to exceed energy input.

Pascal’s Principle

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In a hydraulic device, it is impossible for the

A. output piston to move farther than the input piston.

force output to exceed the force input.

output piston’s speed to exceed the input piston’s speed.

energy output to exceed energy input.

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Surface Tension

The contractive tendency of the surface of liquids is due to surface tension.

Examples:

When you submerge a wire in water and pull it out with a spring, the spring stretches.

When you place a paintbrush in water and pull it out, the water contracts and pulls the hairs together.

Surface Tension

Other examples:

Drops of any kind are spherical because their surfaces tend to contract and force each drop into the shape having the least surface area for a given volume – a sphere.

Bubbles are spherical for the same reason – surface tension.

Surface Tension

Surface tension is caused by molecular attractions.

Beneath the surface, each molecule is attracted in every direction by neighboring molecules.

A molecule on the surface of a liquid is pulled only by neighbors on each side and downward from below; there is no pull upward.

These molecular attractions tend to pull the molecule from the surface into the liquid, causing surface tension.

Surface Tension

Factors affecting surface tension:

The type of liquid

Water has greater surface tension than oil.

What is mixed with the liquid

Soapy water has lower surface tension than water without soap.