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ERIC Number: EJ1044095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Clarifying the Misconception about the Principle of Floatation
Yadav, Manoj K.
Physics Education, v49 n5 p523-525 Sep 2014
This paper aims to clarify the misconception about the violation of the principle of floatation. Improper understanding of the definition of "displaced fluid" by a floating body leads to the misconception. With the help of simple experiments, this article shows that there is no violation of the principle of floatation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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