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Andrew explores the well know but perhaps not so well understood Archimedes principle.

We start off in ancient Sicily for a surprising dip in the bath with Archimedes, followed by a variety of experiments and demonstrations back in Andrew's basement lab. the properties of both liquids and gases are explored in a whistle-stop tour of this ancient but still vitally important scientific principle.

00:00 - Archimedes and the golden crown
07:45 - Introduction to Archimedes principle
08:30 - Using Archimedes principle experimentally
16:07 - Rubber, and Hooke's Law
19:23 - The hydro-static balance
20:45 - Liquids, gasses and compressability
24:51 - Archimedes principle with elastic fluids
28:59 - Compressible hydrogen gas
30:42 - Buoyancy
34:36 - Summary

Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike. He has given public lectures around the country, been featured on TV shows and has become a popular regular face on our channel.

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