• Question: What is the other name for Upthrust

    Asked by courteney4 to James, Marcus, Martin, Rob, Suzanne on 16 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: James Boone

      James Boone answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Upthrust simply means a force that acts on an object away from the Earths surface, such as that which causes a rocket to head into space. I’m not sure of the specific “other” word you are referring to, but possibly propulsion?

    • Photo: Marcus Gallagher-Jones

      Marcus Gallagher-Jones answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Tis buoyancy and it be what keeps boats on the water.