Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants: Sink or Float
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Water's density is 1 g/cm3. When an object with a lower density than this enters water, it floats because its downward force is weaker than the upward force exerted by the water.
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What characteristics determine whether an object will sink or float according to Mr. Colombe?
What does Cosimo de Medici claim about the principles of floating?
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