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Norildeen Alatoli

Archimedes Principle
Bryan Bekker
Niaz Patwary

To verify Archimedes Principle and to apply Archimedes Principle to
the experimental determination of densities and specific gravities of
solids and liquids.

1. Start by weighing a block of density X on a balance and calculate
its volume.
2. Weigh the block with a cup of water and measure the
displacement of water
3. Use the data to calculate the density of water and the buoyancy
force acting on the object
1. Weigh a hollow block in air
2. Weigh the hollow block in an unknown substance and measure
the displacement of the unknown substance
3. Use the data from this part as well as the previous part to
determine the volume of the hollow block, density of the
unknown liquid, and density of the hollow block.

1. The same amount of grams that the block immersed was, which,
in this case, was 81.5 grams.
2. Let D denote density, O denote object, and W denote liquid
s.g = DO / DW
= (MO(in air) / VO ) / (DW )
Depends on mass in air*
3. When computing the volume of the hollow block, we neglected
the knob, which in turn affects the density calculation for the
block and unknown liquid. The magnitude should only be small,
making a 10% difference, since the knob is small compared to
the rest of the mass.