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ERIC Number: EJ912878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Falling and Rising in Water
Mohazzabi, Pirooz
Physics Teacher, v48 n7 p478-480 Oct 2010
When an object is immersed in a liquid and released, it may sink to the bottom or rise to the surface and float. If the object's density is greater than that of the liquid, it sinks. If the object's density is less than the density of the liquid, it floats. In the special case when the object's density matches the density of the liquid, it will remain in neutral equilibrium.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A