Help! measuring density
K N and P J Harris
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Sun Apr 28 03:57:05 EST 1996
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> Does anybody know about equipment of measuring density?
> I want to buy one, but am not ablt to find it.
> Thank you in advance.
I believe some old guy called Archimedes used a thing called a bath.
To find density you need a volume and a mass. Getting the mass shouldn't
be too difficult. Getting the volume is most easily done by displacing
water just like good ole Archi did. A beaker, glass, teacup should do
it.Fill it up, drop your object in and measure (or weigh) what sploshes
Department of Soil Science,
The University of Reading, UK.
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