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Lab 4 ARCHIMEDES PRINCIPLE

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Determine the density ( ) of the aluminium block and the wooden block
using a ruler (for calculating the volume m3) and a top-pan balance (for calculating the mass g)

Experiment 1
=

Al

) 103

=
Wood

) 103 3

= (
=

) 103

) 103 3

= (

Determine the density ( ) of the aluminium block using Archimedes


Principle by measuring the real weight and apparent weight (block submerged) using a spring balance.

Experiment 2
=

Al

= 9.8 =

= 2 0 =

2 0 =

) 103 3

= (

Experiment 3 Determine the density ( ) of the wooden block using Archimedes Principle

by measuring the height () of a block which is above the water when the block floats.
Wood

) 2 0

= (

) 103 3

=(

Average Results Determine the mean and standard deviation from 5 groups data (yours inclusive)
from the class set displayed on the board. Note all values of density are reported as # .
Set 1

Exp
1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Mean

SD (1SF)

Experiment 4 Weigh a beaker of water with and without a submerged Al block and compare the
difference to the buoyant force.

1 =

2 1 =

| | = 2 0 =

Calculation 1

A block of Aluminium has a mass of 91g and an apparent weight of 0.61N when
submerged in oil. Calculate the mass of the displaced oil and the density of the oil using your
=

2 =

) 103

) 103 3

Calculation 2 Use the Man-o-meter to find the gauge pressure in your mouth
=

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