What is the direction of buoyant force?

The buoyant force due to a liquid acts vertically upward.

Buoyant force

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)

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