# How does the concept of mass differ from the concept of weight?

Mass is the amount of matter in an object. Mass remains unaffected by gravity. Weight is a measure of the gravitational pull on an object and is therefore affected by gravity.

### How do mass and weight differ?

Mass is the amount of matter that an object contains. Weight is the amount of force that object produces due to gravity, so weight can fluctuate depending on how much mass there is and how much gravity there is (different on the moon than earth) but mass will remain constant no matter where the object is.

### How to find mass?

Weight them under any gravity and convert them to weight at gravity of 9.81 m/s2. The term mass is set so it can account to same reference point making reliable quantity of substance. Differ of weight and mass is that, on earth a mass weight 6 kg is weight 1 kg on moon. However, convert the weight set on moon to the earth gravity of 9.81 m/s2 it yield 6 kg of mass.

### How does the liquid's mass differ from its weight?

Weight is specific to a planet's gravity, whereas mass is the same no matter where you are. Weight is classified as a force, and is a product of an objects mass and local gravity. Mass is purely the amount of something you have, and is measured in kilograms. Wieght is measured in pounds or Newtons. If you travel to the moon, you will weigh less because of lower gravity, but you will have the same…

### Which mathematical statement shows the relationship between gravity and mass?

There is a mathematical relationship between gravity and weight not mass. Mass is some thing that you always have, it doesn't change. But weight is determined by the size of the planet that they are on, bigger planets like Saturn and Jupiter get more gravity therefore making a person's weight differ

### What are Atomic mass and atomic weight?

If you look critically, then you can say that mass is the amount of matter contained in a body and weight is the force with which an object is pulled by earth's gravitational force. But in this case, atomic mass is the mass of an atom (expressed as a dimensionless number = the number of protons + number of neutrons), while atomic weight is a weighted average of a sample of the substance. With different…

### Does mass differ on the moon and on earth?

No, the "Mass" does not change, however the force of gravity (thus, the "weight") does. It's alot like being underwater. Your weight changes, but just because you're submerged, does not mean that you lost a bunch of mass. Although the underwater example, is not due to gravity, but to do the buoyancy force.

### Do you lose weight when your on the moon?

Your weight will always differ depending on the pull of gravity to which you are experiencing. Your mass however, will not change. So for instance, the force of gravity on the moon is 1.635 m/s2 whereas the force of gravity on earth is 9.81m/s2 therefore the weight would be different. You can find your mass and weight doing simple physics calculations.

### Weight of earth in scientific notation?

The concept of the weight of the earth makes no sense. The weight of an object on earth is the force of the earth's gravity acting on that object's mass. The earth's gravity does not exert a force on itself. The earth does not have a weight in the context of the sun because it is in free-fall in its orbit around the sun. The mass of the earth is 5.97*1024 kilograms.

### In the metric system what does mass mean?

The concept of "mass" doesn't just apply to the metric system. The mass is often informally called the "amount of substance". This is not a very precise definition; to be more precise, you can think of mass as a property that provides objects with: a) Inertia. Objects with more mass are more difficult to speed up or slow down. b) Gravitational attraction. Objects with more mass also have more weight. (The weight also depends on…

### Would your mass and weight be different on mars than on earth?

Your mass would be the same but your weight would decrease to 38% of what it is on earth. If you weigh 100 pounds on earth you would weigh 38 pounds on Mars. Mass is the same no matter where you are. Mass is basically the amount of matter an object has. Your rest MASS is constant anywhere in the Universe. Your weight will differ based on the Gravitational Field you are in. Because the…

### How do you find the mass of an animal?

Basically by weighing it. Although mass is not the same as weight, if you know the weight and the gravity, you can calculate the mass. Basically by weighing it. Although mass is not the same as weight, if you know the weight and the gravity, you can calculate the mass. Basically by weighing it. Although mass is not the same as weight, if you know the weight and the gravity, you can calculate the mass…

### Mass and weight?

Mass-Mass is a fundamental concept in physics, roughly corresponding to the intuitive idea of how much matter there is in an object. Mass is a central concept of classical mechanics and related subjects, and there are several definitions of mass within the framework of relativistic kinematics (see mass in special relativity and mass in General Relativity). In the theory of relativity, the quantity invariant mass, which in concept is close to the classical idea of…

### How does gravity effect the weight of an object?

accelaraion or gravity x mass of object = force due to gravity on object = weight of an object Therefore if the gravity on an object increases, its weight (force of gravity on the object) also increases. This is separate from the concept of mass (the amount of matter somthing possesses), which is constant regardless of the effect of gravity.

### Why do scientists describe matter by mass not weight?

Actually mass is the quantity of matter which is invariant due to the placement in the space. But weight is the force acting on that matter due to gravitational pull by a massive body such as earth etc., So weight would vary because of variance of acceleration due to gravity present at that place. Moreover, mass is of two type. One is gravitational mass as it is mentioned above. The other one is inertial mass…

### Who discovered mass?

Mass is a fundamental concept in physics, roughly corresponding to the intuitive idea of how much matter there is in an object. Mass is a central concept of classical mechanics and related subjects, and there are several definitions of mass within the framework of relativistic kinematics (see mass in special relativity and mass in General Relativity). In the theory of relativity, the quantity invariant mass, which in concept is close to the classical idea of…

### What is the difference between weight and matter?

Matter has weight; weight is associated with matter. Matter can be visible; weight is a concept. Matter can change forms (water to ice to steam); weight has no transformation of such kind. A rock is a matter; the weight of a rock changes with altitude on earth and is lighter on Mars or the moon, while the mass of the rock does not change.

### What is the metric unit of weight or mass?

Metric unit of mass is Kilogram and that of weight is Newton. Hope I am not wrong You are not wrong. A Newton is a unit of FORCE and weight is the force of gravity acting upon a mass. Mass is the quantity of matter in something. Gravity acts upon a mass and the force of gravity acting upon it is called it's weight. Why make a distinction you may ask? Because the force of…

### How does weight effect the momentum of a moving object?

The real term you are looking for is mass not weight. Weight is the measure of force that you would exert in a given gravitational field, ie on the Earth. Mass is your substance that determines your own gravitational field. They are related and synonomis on the surface of Earth, however, differ everywhere else. Momentum is the product of mass and velocity as seen with the equation below. p = m*v where p is the…