A helium balloon hovers in midair, neither ascending nor descending. Is it in equilibrium? What forces act on it?
Solution 3DQ Step 1 of 1 The balloon is hovering in mid air, Since it is in equilibrium condition because its not moving up or . The gravity force tries to pull it down but The buoyant force acts vertically upwards.The two forces acts through the center of gravity of the balloon in same line but opposite direction and cancels each other. So it is in equilibrium.
Textbook: University Physics
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
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