Archimedes principle

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Ar·chi·me·des prin·ci·ple

(ahr-ki-mē'dēz prin'si-pĕl)
Tenet that a body placed in liquid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the liquid displaced.
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In fluids, the student will gain a better understanding of buoyancy and Archimedes Principle, be able to calculate the density of fluids and the density of objects in fluids and use the concept of hydrostatic pressure with Pascal's Principle.
An unnamed expert at Strathclyde University in Glasgow worked out the real figures using the Archimedes principle.
The effect of the large pier on river levels at full tide, due to the Archimedes principle, would be very small, but this also can be diverted through the St Helens Canal.