Write a one to two page paper discussing your observations in terms of the principles of fluid mechanics that you learned in this module.
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A floating object experiences two different types of forces. One is the familiar gravitational force. Gravitational force is proportional to the mass of the object. It acts downward.
Gravitational force = mg = V d g, where
V = Volume of the object
d = Density of the object
g = Acceleration of gravity ...
Forces on an immersed object and the relation ship of the immersed volume to the densities of the object and the fluid are discussed in detail using diagrams and equations in this 3-page word document. I have run the simulation to collect data. The data is presented in the form a graph as well.