This Java applet shows a simple experiment concerning the buoyance in a liquid: A solid body hanging at a spring balance is dipped into a liquid (by dragging the mouse!). In this case the measured force which is equal to the difference of weight and buoyant force is reduced.
You can change (within certain limits) the preselected values of base area,
height and densities by using the appropriate text fields.
After you have pressed the "Enter" key, the program indicates the new values of
depth, replaced volume, buoyant force, weight and measured force.
A gravitational acceleration of
If you see the words "Maximum exceeded!" (red letters), you have to choose an adequate measuring range.
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