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15.2: Introduction

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    Sometimes fluids will remain separated such that one type of fluid is floating on top of another type of fluid.  We see this if we add oil to water; the oil floats on the water.  Whether a particular material will float may depend on relative density.  An object that is less dense than the fluid will float.  An object that has a higher density than the fluid may float under certain circumstances.

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