Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 82

Answer

No.

Work Step by Step

The buoyant force is 14.5 N because the brain takes up the space of 14.5 N of fluid. As long as there is just enough fluid surrounding the brain to press on it, the 14.5 buoyant force is applied. Try it by floating a small object in a container that is barely larger than the object itself, or look up photos of large ships floating in locks.
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