How Are Mass and Weight Related?


The relation between mass and weight is defined by Newton's 2nd Law: F (force)= m(mass) x a(acceleration (m/s2). Mass is a measure of the amount of material in an object, being directly related to the number and type of atoms present in the object. Mass does not change with a body's position, movement or alteration of its shape, unless material is added or removed. Weight is the gravitational force acting on a body mass.
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thus, weight is equal to mass times free-fall acceleration.
Weight is equal to mass times the acceleration of gravity. On earth the acceleration of gravity is
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Since weight is the gravitational force (and is given by the product of your mass and the local gravitational accelleration, which on Earth is 9.81 m/s^2) and a force on a classical
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Mass and weight are very similar in that they tell how much matter makes up a substance or object. The difference is that weight is dependent on gravity and can change depending on where you are in the universe.
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Gravity is the cause of attraction between every pair of masses. Weight is equal to mass times gravity. Therefore, gravity and weight are directly proportional ...
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