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1

Define mass.

The amount of matter contained in an object, and a measure of its resistance to acceleration.

2

Define weight

The force acting on an object due the effects of its mass and gravity.

3

Give the equation for weight, including all SI units.

Weight (N) = mass (kg) x gravitational field strength (kg/N)

4

What does g represent?

The gravitational field strength.

5

How can weight be measured?

  • A force meter (spring balance)
  • A weighing scale, which measures weight and converts it into mass (by dividing by g)