What will happen if the lower portion of a ship is made light so that centre of buoyancy lies below the centre of gravity of the ship? from Physics Mechanical Properties of Fluids Class 11 Manipur Board
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What will happen if the lower portion of a ship is made light so that centre of buoyancy lies below the centre of gravity of the ship?

The ship will be in unstable equilibrium if the centre of buoyancy of the ship lies below the centre of gravity. If due to some sea disturbance, ship gets disturbed, the torque produced by weight of the ship and buoyant force will take the ship away from equilibrium position and ship will tumble down.
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What is hydrostatics?

Hydrostatics is the branch of fluid mechanics that studies incompressible fluids at rest. The study of fluids at rest or objects placed at rest in fluids is hydrostatics.
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Why solids have definite shape while liquids do not have definite shape?

Solids: Intermolecular forces are very strong and thermal agitations are not sufficiently strong to separate the molecules from their mean position. Solids are rigid and hence they have definite shapes.
Liquids: In liquids intermolecular forces are not sufficiently strong to hold the molecules at definite sites, as a result they move freely within the bulk of liquid, therefore, do not possess definite shapes. Liquids take the same shape as that of the container. 
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What is fluid?

Any material that can flow is a fluid. Liquids and gases are examples of fluid.


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What is hydrodynamics?

Hydrodynamics is the branch of science that studies about the force exerted by the fluids or acting on the fluids. 
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Do intermolecular or inter-atomic forces follow inverse square law?

No. Intermolecular and inter-atomic forces do not obey the inverse square law. 
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