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I may not have mentioned my assumptions because I thought they were too obvious, but I guess they weren't too obvious.
Originally posted by gift0fpr0phecy
You are forgetting about gravity acting on the top most and bottom most floats that are not in the water.
Here is the errors in your illustration:
Actually you'd probably have to drill a hole in the bottom of the pot and out an O-ring seal because you'd never get a good enough seal otherwise.
Originally posted by maykey
I see your point, i tought of that. So if i take a pot and put a cilinder in it, make sure that the cilinder botom and the floor of the pot are so tightly together ,so hypoteticly no water comes between it when I pour the water in, then the cillinder wouldnt float away, because there are only forces acting on the sides of the cilinder ?
Or if fully immersed, it would even push downwards, because there are force lines on the top of the cillinder?edit on 8-12-2010 by maykey because: (no reason given)