Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 67

Answer

Buoyant force originates because liquid pressure increases with depth, and therefore, the force that pushes up on an immersed object is greater than the force that pushes down. If there were no pressure differences, there would be no buoyant force.
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