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A solid metal sphere of volume 0.31m3 is dropped in an ocean where water pressure is 2 × 107 N/m2. Calculate change in volume of the sphere if bulk modulus of the metal is 6.1 × 1010 N/m2

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Given : V = 0.31 m3, dP = 2 × 107 N/m2,

K = 6.1 × 1010 N/m2 

To find : Change in volume (dV)

Formula : K = V × dP/dV

Calculation : From formula,

The change in volume of the sphere is 10-4 m3.

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