# What do you call the effect of gravity on a kilogram weight?

The kilogram is the fundamental SI unit of mass. In Newtonian
physics, the mass of an object is the same no matter where it is in
the universe -- on Earth, the Moon, Jupiter, or floating around the
vast void of space -- or how fast it is moving. Weight, on the
other hand, is a function of an object's mass and the magnitude of
the acceleration of gravity (which is also a function of mass). In
other words, an object's weight varies depending upon where it is.
A one-kilogram mass will have a greater weight on Earth than on the
moon and a greater weight, still, on the surface of Jupiter than on
Earth. Weight is given by the formula **W = mg**, where *m*
is mass and *g* is the acceleration due to gravity, which is
9.8 m/s2 on Earth. A one-kg mass, therefore, will have a weight of
9.8 kg-m/s2, or 9.8 *newtons* (N).

### What unit is used to measure weight?

Traditional pounds are used to measure weight, but ounces and tons can be used as well. the unit which is used to measure the weight is the newton or "N" 'Weight' is the name given to the force due to the pull of gravity acting upon an object, and is measured in newtons. All matter has what we call 'mass' which is constant, and the pull of gravity acting on it gives it what we…

### What is the force on a 1140 kilogram elevator that is falling freely under the acceleration of gravity only?

That's the force that engineers call the "weight" of the elevator car. As long as the elevator stays on Earth, its weight is constant, whether it's rising, falling, stopped, or out of order. On or near the Earth's surface, the weight of 1,140 kilograms of mass is about 11,180 Newtons (2,513.3 pounds).

### What metric unit is used to express a measure of weight?

The metric unit of weight is the kilogram. ================================== An alternate opinion, from a parallel universe: The kilogram is widely used to express weight, but such usage is incorrect. The kilogram is the metric unit of mass ... the amount of stuff of which an object is composed. An object composed of one kilogram of mass has the same weight anywhere on Earth, so it's easy and convenient to call that weight 'a kilogram'. But…

### How strong is gravity?

Gravity causes force that pulls every two masses together. It's the force of gravity between the sun and earth that keeps the earth in orbit around the sun. Same goes for the other planets. The force of gravity is also what holds you on the earth. Gravity is everywhere, and you see the effects wherever there are two masses. When the earth is one of the masses, the force of gravity between them is about…