Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 12 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 214: 7


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We know that the boat is stable as it is a balancing act between the boats center of gravity and its center of buoyancy. The main reason for putting a heavy metal into the keel is to lower the center of gravity which makes it more difficult to tip the boat as potential energy decreases.
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