Show that motion of cylinder floating in the liquid is simple harmonic motion and find the time period of oscillations.

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

Expert Answer:

Consider a cylinder of length L and density  floating in a liquid of density .  Let A be the area of cross-section of cylinder and cylinder floats up to depth 'h' in the liquid.

According to the law of floatation,

Weight of body = Weight of liquid displaced

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