Fluids Problem 8.11.3

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Description

A block of wood in a bucket of water is placed in an elevator as shown in the animation (position is in meters and time is in seconds). 

Question

If the picture on the left represents the orientation of the wood when the elevator is stationary, which animation correctly depicts the new orientation of the wood while the elevator moves?

Answer

Animation 1.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 10-6, Giancoli-SE: 13-6.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by  Mario Belloni.

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