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Is the effect of SHAPE of a floating body taken into account by the Archimedes principle?
Question Date: 2013-06-05
Answer 1:

No, the shape of an object does not change the buoyant force on it, and this is reflected by the Archimedes principle which only counts displaced volume regardless of shape. The effect of shape is to change the surface area (for a given volume), which will impact how the object interacts with the water's surface (surface tension), but not whether or not it floats due to buoyant forces.

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