Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing

This Question is Open

MuH4hABest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[F = m \, a\]\[W = m \, g\] In case the acceleration a is due to gravity, one exchanges the word 'force' for 'weight'. I.O.W.: weight is just the force due to gravity.
 one year ago

Eman.SammourBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
also weight is vector quantity while mass is scaler quentity
 one year ago

gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Mass is not a vector quantity. Mass is also a measure of inertia or the quantity of matter. Inertia is a property of matter which determines an object's resistance to change its motion. Weight is the force for gravity acting on an object. Weight can vary with the force of gravity ie and object weight more or less depending in which gravitational field it is in. Mass is a constant of a given body no matter where it is (non relativistic)
 one year ago

rajathsbhatBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
^That basically means you weigh different on different planets but your mass is constant and independent of which planet you're on.
 one year ago

bhills1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Mass is a scalar quantity (no direction). Weight is a Force (Force due to gravity) which is a vector quantity (magnitude and direction). For example, our weight on earth may be 180lbs which in actuality implies more 180lbs toward the center of the earth. If you go to the moon, your weight will read differently due to the gravitational constant, g, HOWEVER, mass will remain the same. Mass is how much STUFF something is/has.
 one year ago

Dean.ShyyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This may help: http://is.gd/mPkvED
 one year ago

connor_Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Mass is a measurement of the amount of matter something contains, while Weight is the measurement of the pull of gravity on an object.
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.