Science facts about ships

Science facts about ships

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Depending on the size, watercraft are either called as boats (small watercraft) or ships (big watercraft). Here we look at some cool scientific facts about boats and ships. 1. Force of Floating The fact that ships float on water is no trick, it is all down to buoyancy. Buoyancy is the upward force that acts on a body when it is placed in water. The force acting upwards should be greater than the density of the object. If the density of the object is higher than the density of water then the object will sink. Early builders may not have stated what buoyancy is, but they understood that the ships need to be less dense than the water itself. This understanding lead to the construction of hollow objects to float…
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