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Archimedes' discovery of buoyancy
Updated: 3/15/2020
Archimedes' discovery of buoyancy
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  • Archimedes! I need you to lead a project. You are to take charge in finishing a sailing vessel the size of a palace, the Syracusia!
  • Geez, what am I putting myself into?
  • Still entangled in a void of confusion, Archimedes went home thinking of how he could pull off that project
  • How on earth are we supposed to make a vessel so large that can float on water?!
  • With so much things to be loaded on the Syracusia, Archimedes felt helpless. One question kept lurking on his mind while planning his strategy, "Will it sink?".
  • Will the vessel sink?
  • One day, while taking a bath, a realization hit Archimedes, this is where the Law of Buoyancy started to develop.
  • Aha! An object that is partially submerged into water is supported by a force which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.
  • At this moment, while trying a simple experiment on the crown, Archimedes figured out how to prevent the Syracusia from sinking.
  • After a lot of hard work and a lot of thinking, Archimedes has successfully made the Syracusia go on its first and last voyage, without sinking of course!
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