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Design issues


The mass of material is easilly and accuractely measured on a sensitive balance, but the volume is more difficult to measure. An approximate value can be obtained for simple regular shapes from the dimensions. More accurate measurements can be made by measuring the amount of water displaced from a full container when the object is completely immersed.

Units & Values

Density is measured in kg/m3. Note sometimes the density relative to water is stated.
i.e. relative density = density/density of water (=1000kg/m3)