The velocity of a small ball of mass M and density d, when dropped in a container filled with glycerin becomes constant after some time. If the density of glycerin is $\frac {d}{2}$, then the viscous force acting on the ball will be:

(1) $\frac {Mg}{2}$

(2) $Mg$

(2) $Mg$

(3) $\frac {3}{2} Mg$

(4) $2Mg$

*Solution*

When velocity is constant, net force = 0.

$\therefore B+F=Mg$

Since density of glycerin is $\frac {1}{2}$ of the density of the ball, the buoyant force is half of the weight of the ball.

$B=\frac {Mg}{2}$

Now, $\frac {Mg}{2}+F=Mg$

$\therefore F=\frac {Mg}{2}$

Answer: (1)