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Sat October 27, 2012 By: Shruti Garg
 

state the condition for the equilibrium of floating bodies?

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Sat October 27, 2012

Stable Equilibrium for Floating Bodies:

If a floating body is given a small angular displacement (disturbing moment) and after the removal of that Force or moment, body comes back to its original position. It is called as Stable Equilibrium.

Unstable Equilibrium for Floating Bodies:

If a floating body is given a small angular displacement (disturbing moment) and after the removal of that Force or moment, body does not come back to its original position. It is called as UnStable Equilibrium.

Neutral Equilibrium for floating bodies:

If a body in water or any liquid is given a slight angular displacement, it will neither rotates nor goes to the original position but attains a new position . This type of Equilibrium is known as Neutral Equilibrium.

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