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Every liquid has a tendency to push the object towards its surface called upthrust. When a stone is immersed in water, water tries to push the stone to its surface. During this process the stone will lose some of its weight because water is trying to push it upward. Similarly water also pushes your body upward when you throw yourself into swimming pool. So it is easier for you to swim. So the upthrust of water will be
Upthrust = weight in air - weight in water.
Density and relative density:
Density is a physical property of a matter. It can be defined as a ratio of mass per unit volume. The qualitative definition can be the measure of the relative heaviness of an object with constant volume. For example, rock is denser than a piece of paper though they occupy the same volume (differ in the quantity of mass occupied in the same volume).
Formula for measuring density is density= \(\frac{mass}{volume}\). Unit of density is kg/m^{3}
Relative density is the ratio of the density of the substance to the density of water at 4 degree Celsius. Relative density does not have aunit. According to the density of the liquid, upthrust differs. If the liquid has higher density then upthrust exerted by it increases. That is why an egg does not float on pure water but floats on salt water. With the addition of salt,we increase the density of water. Due to higher density,the egg floats.
When a liquid is placed in a container, it exerts force on the bottom as well as on the walls of the container. The force (weight) of the liquid on per unit area of the container is called the liquid pressure.
Depth of the liquid (h), density of liquid (d) and acceleration due to gravity (g) are the three factors that affect the pressure due to liquid contained in a vessel.
In this case the tank with smaller base will exert more pressure because to contain same volume of liquid as the broad base tank the height of the tank with smaller base must be larger than the height of the tank with broader base. And according to the liquid pressure law as the height increases the pressure exerted by liquid increases.
The pressure due to liquid at the downstairs tap will be higher than the upstairs tap as according to liquid pressure law pressure exerted by liquid is directly proportional to height of the liquid column. Due to high pressure the water will flow with more force, at the lower tap, filling the bucket faster than the tap upstairs.
The pressure exerted by a liquid is directly proportional to the depth of the liquid, as we go deeper into the bottom the pressure increases. So withstand the large pressure at the bottom of the dam the wall in a dam is made comparatively thicker than at the surface. If the wall is thin then the risk of dam break is higher.
The height (h) of the blood column at the feet is large as compared to at the brain . Hence, blood pressure is more at feet that at the brain according to this formula, p=hdg where d = density of the medium(blood).
Solution,
Weight of body in liquid= 10N
Weight of displaced liquid= 2N
Weight of body in air=?
Using formula,
Weight of body in air= weight of body in liquid+ weight of displaced liquid
= 10+2
=12N
Upthrust= Weight of displaced liquid
= 2N
For mass of body,
Weight of body in air(W)=12N
Acceleration due to gravity= 10m/s^{2}
Mass of the body (m)=?
Using formula,
\begin{align*}m &=\frac{W}{g}\\ &= \frac{12}{10}\\&=1.2 \: kg. \end{align*}
Here,
Weight of stone in water= 9N
Weight of displaced water= 2N
Weight of stone in air=?
We know,
The weight of stone in air= Wt. of stone in water+ Wt. of displaced water
=9N +2N
=11N
Solution,
Upthrust of water=Weight of displaced water
=10N
Now,
Weight of stone in water=40N
Weight of displaced water =10N
Weight of stone in air=Wt. of stone in air+ Wt. of displaced water
=40N + 10N
= 50N
Here,
The weight of iron in air= 20N
The weight of iron in water= 12N
The weight of water displace by iron= ?
we know,
The weight of water displaced by iron=wt of iron in air- wt of iron in water
=20N-12N
=8N
The upthrust on the iron= weight of displaced water = 8N
Upthrust = Wt. of displaced water
∴8N=8N
Here,
Wt. of stone in water= 3N
Wt. of displaced water= 5N
we know that,
The wt. of stone in air= Wt. of stone in water+wt. of displaced water
=3N+ 5N
=8N
Again,
Upthrust= Weight in air- Weight in water
=8N-3N
=5N
Hence, upthrust of water is 5N and the weight of stone in air is 8N.
Here,
Weight of the object in air (W_{a}) =34N
Weight of the object in water (W_{w}) =10N
Upthrust = ?
Weight of the water displaced (W_{2}) =?
We know that,
Upthrust = W_{a}-W_{w}
= 34-10
= 24N
Again,
We know,
Upthrust (U) = Weight of the liquid displaced(W_{2})
∴ the weight of the liquid displaced =24N
Thus, upthrust on the body is 24N and weight of displaced fluid is 24N.
Liquid pressure depends on ______.
acceleration due to gravity
gravitational force
frictional force
magnetic force
Objects tend to lose weight when immersed in liquid due to ______.
pressure
upthrust
gravity
mass
Which one is true?
Upthrust = weight in air - weight in water
all of these
Upthrust =weight in water- weight in air
Upthrust = weight in air + weight in water
The formula for measuring density is density ______.
mass/volume
mass x volume
mass+volume
mass-volume
Relative density is the ratio of the density of the substance to the density of water at ______.
5^{0}C
4^{0}C
40^{0}C
44^{0}C
Relative density does not have ______.
gravity
mass
unit
volume
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I would like to know that the difference between the balloons filled with air and balloons filled with hydrogen..
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Which creates more pain when a needle tip with 0.2 sq.mm area applied 4N resultant force and a nail tip with 0.5 sq.cm area is applied 20N resultant force.Write conclusion with calculation.
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What is the weight of a floating object?why??
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