Floating Phenomenon 2
Now, he says, "Class, I am sure from our previous lessons we all know the formula \(P=hpg\) linking depth, gravitational field strength and pressure due to the fluid column as well as its relationship. However, I would like you all now to think creatively about this...." He paused and continued, "As seen in the above apparatus, the test tube is not moving at this particular height, but here's the biggest question: if we pour more water into the beaker, what do you think it would happen?" As usual, Ronald answered confidently. What about you?
Details and Assumptions:
-In the diagram, the immersed test tube has an open end that is facing downwards and an air bubble is trapped in it.