# 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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 The buoyant force of air is similar to that of water. Both air and water are fluids, and things in them will be subject to the force of buoyancy. Let's look at air. Air is all around http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_buoyant_forc...
 The upward force exerted by the fluid is known as buoyant force. Buoyant force http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-meaning...
 Hello archit, Consider a piece of wood, maple, and the water molecules in a pond. The density of maple is 755 kg/m^3. So a piece 10 cm x 10 cm x 1 m has a mass of 7.55 kg. You're http://en.allexperts.com/q/Physics-1358/2012/11/ph...
 Archimedes Principal states that a floating object dispaces exactly it's own weight of water (or whatever liquid it is floating in). Force = displaced volume * density = 80000 liters http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200906...