Definition of Archimedes' principle in English:

Archimedes' principle

Syllabification: Ar·chi·me·des' prin·ci·ple
Physics
  • A result stating that a body totally or partially immersed in a fluid is subject to an upward force equal in magnitude to the weight of fluid it displaces.
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    • Angeli examined fluid statics based on Archimedes' principle and Torricelli's experiments.
    • Why an object floats can be understood from Archimedes' principle as a special situation where the weight of water displaced by the object equals the weight of the object.
    • The needed flash of insight that came to him as he climbed into an overflowing bathtub-his body was displacing an equal volume of water-not only solved his problem but led to Archimedes' principle.

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