If you place an uniformly dense wooden cube in water, would it float:
- face up
- vertex up
- edge up
And why would that be the case?
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You should study the condition of buoyancy stability for these three cases: the center of gravity must be below the metacenter (http://www.cns.gatech.edu/~predrag/courses/PHYS-4421-13/Lautrup/buoyancy.pdf).