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Archive for January 19th, 2009

As you might have noticed, some objects float and some others don’t. Here below I have a rendition of a boat and a cube of ice floating.

 

Various floating objects

Various floating objects

 

 

Today, I will go on a bit about flotation. As a matter of fact, some of you might remember a puzzle with an egg I wrote down a while ago. Of course, most of you have probably heard of Archimedes Principle as describing flotation, so I will explain some aspects of how that principle comes about.

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