Anyone who has ever lifted a heavy submerged object out of water is familiar with buoyancy, the upward force that is exactly opposite to the direction of gravity's pull. It is a consequence of pressure increasing with fluid depth. The relationship between buoyancy and volume displaced is given by Archimedes' principle which states that "When a body is immersed fully or partially in a fluid, it experiences an upward force that is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by it."
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Further Readings and References
- Buoyancy Conceptual Physics , Paul G. Hewitt, pp. 252-258 , (2012).