A cylindrical wooden block of cross-section 15 cm2 and mass 230 g is floated over water with an extra weight of 50 g attached to its bottom.   The cylinder floats vertically.  From the state of equilibrium, it is slightly depressed, and released.  Deduce the frequency of oscillation of the block.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

If the block is depressed by y, then the additional up thrust on the block is,

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM