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Published on December 7, 2007

Author: zglazenburg

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Mass vs. Weight

Mass & Weight are NOT the same

Mass – amount of “stuff” (matter) in the object

Weight – size of gravitational force acting on the object

Mass Weight is measured in kilograms always remains the same is closely related to inertia can NOT be measured directly is measured in Newtons can change with location is closely related to gravity can be measured directly using a scale

is measured in kilograms

always remains the same

is closely related to inertia

can NOT be measured directly

is measured in Newtons

can change with location

is closely related to gravity

can be measured directly using a scale

Relationship between Mass & Weight Weight = mass x g (near the surface of Earth g = 9.81 m/s 2 ) Near the surface of Earth your weight is 10 times larger than your mass.

Weight = mass x g

(near the surface of Earth g = 9.81 m/s 2 )

Near the surface of Earth your weight is 10 times larger than your mass.

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