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Formula Archimedes principle Buoyant Force    Density    Volume    Gravitational acceleration

Formula
Formula: Archimedes principle

Buoyant Force

Unit
Force experienced by a body in the opposite direction to gravity when this body is immersed in a liquid (e.g. water). The body experiences a buoyancy.

Density

Unit
Mass density of the liquid. It tells you how heavy one cubic meter of the liquid is.

For example, the density of water is: \( \rho ~=~ 10^{-3} \, \frac{ \text{kg} }{ \text{m}^3} \).

Volume

Unit
Volume of the liquid displaced by the immersed body. This is exactly the volume of the body immersed in the liquid.

Gravitational acceleration

Unit
The gravitational acceleration is experienced by a body in the gravitational field of a planet. On the earth the gravitational acceleration is: \( g ~=~ 9.8 \, \frac{\text m}{\text{s}^2} \).