ERIC Number: EJ1174744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
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Use of an Arduino to Study Buoyancy Force
Espindola, P. R.; Cena, C. R.; Alves, D. C. B.; Bozano, D. F.; Goncalves, A. M. B.
Physics Education, v53 n3 Article 035010 May 2018
The study of buoyancy becomes very interesting when we measure the apparent weight of the body and the liquid vessel weight. In this paper, we propose an experimental apparatus that measures both the forces mentioned before as a function of the depth that a cylinder is sunk into the water. It is done using two load cells connected to an Arduino. With this experiment, the student can verify Archimedes' principle, Newton's third law, and calculate the density of a liquid. This apparatus can be used in fluid physics laboratories as a substitute for very expensive sensor kits or even to improve too simple approaches, usually employed, but still at low cost.
Descriptors: Kinetics, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Science Equipment, Teaching Methods, Mechanics (Physics), Physics, Laboratory Experiments
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