The buoyant force due to a liquid acts vertically upward.
Buoyancy is the force that causes objects to float. It is the force exerted on an object that is partly or wholly immersed in a fluid. Buoyancy is caused by the differences in pressure acting on opposite sides of an object immersed in a static fluid. It is also known as the buoyant force.
- When we submerge an object in a fluid, an upward force is experienced by the object. The fluid applies this force on the object, which makes it rise and is called the Force of Buoyancy.
- The difference in this pressure results in a net upward force on the object we define as buoyancy.
- The unit of the buoyant force is the Newton (N)