## ujjal05 4 years ago What is the difference between mass and weight?

1. michaeljiang90

mass is Independent of gravity and is a constant for an object. The weight of an object depends on how much gravity is acting upon it. (ex. this is why you weigh less on the moon, but your mass ill be the same)

2. chhabrin

mass is the amount of matter present i the object...where as weight is the gravitational force acting on it..mass is constant but weight changes from place to place i.e ..equaterial n polar areas

3. erga

This is a wonderful question! Mass is a measure of the amount of "stuff" a thing has. Usually this is measured in a unit called a kilogram. Weight is a measure of 2 things, the mass of an object, and the force of gravity acting on that object. This is sometimes known as a kilogram, which is a bit confusing. In physics we usually call this a Newton (N) which has the value of \[kg m/s^2\] (read as kilogram meters per second squared) You can use other units too, if you know the fundamental units (length, time and mass) weight is \[[M][L][T]^-2\]

4. efreny12

Mass is the way u measure the amount of something u got depend of the Volume and density of the item. Weight depend of the gravity force applied to that mass.

5. Amjh

mass never changes wherever you are, but Weight can be changed because it's dependent on the gravity. e.g. when you are standing on the earth your wight will be ( your mass x earth's gravity ), but when you're standing on the moon you will have the same mass but the gravity is different than earth's gravity, so your weight changes.

6. efreny12

Mass depend of the material and the volume , different materials got different mass, mass depend to of the Volume of the object , the more volume the more mass. Mass do no depend of the gravitational force.That is the weight of the object that is proportional to the the gravity pull.wherever that gravity pull is from!! Went i just to teach physic on my country we just to do Galileo experiment about how object w different weight fall at the same time .

7. 201116252

mass is directly prop. to the weight.meaning that the greater the mass,the more weight the object would have