## Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

We know that the maximum load is equal to quantity of the difference between the cross sectional area of the ship and that of the triangle with height $h_0$ multiplied by the length of the ship, L, and the density of water, $\rho$. Thus, we find: $A = h^2 tan \theta$ This means: $m = \rho L (h_0^2 - h_1^2)tan \frac{\theta}{2}$