# What Is Buoyant Force?

When used in terms of physics, buoyancy is the upward acting force, caused by fluid pressure, that causes things to keep afloat rather than sink.
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 1. Obtain the volume of the object on which you wish to calculate the bouyant force. We will call this value for the volume "V. 2. Determine what percentage (based on volume) http://www.ehow.com/how_5149859_calculate-buoyant-...
 The principle that the net fluid force on a body submerged (or floating) in a stationary fluid is an upward force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_effect_of_th...
 F(buoyant) = -pVg p = density of the fluid V = volume of the object being http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-buoyant...
 It depends. Remember buoyancy forces in general are just the fluid density times gravity times fluid height. The magnitude and direction of the acceleration will be additive to the http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-magnitude-and-dir...