Archimedes and Hydrostatics

Archimedes and Hydrostatics

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Caption: Illustration of the discovery of Archimedes' principle of hydrostatics. The principle states that a body immersed in a fluid will displace a volume of the fluid equal to the weight of the body. It is said that Archimedes discovered the principle when he stepped into a bath and the water overflowed. (Woodcut, 1582.) Colorized version of BD4611.

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