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Problem 16.12: A block floating in water is displaced from equilibrium
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Two identical cubes (l = 10 cm) are floating in water (ρ = 1000 kg/m3). The one on the left is in equilibrium. The one on the right is initially displaced from equilibrium. Restart.
- What is the condition for equilibrium?
- For the oscillating cube, what is the net force acting on the cube?
- For the oscillating cube, what is the period of oscillation?
- Determine the mass of the cubes.