Weight

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Properties

When you think of weight it is probably associated with mass. But weight is not mass. Weight is a force on an object accelerated by gravity.

  • Abbreviated as WT

formula

\(W = mg \;\)

Where:

\(W\) = weight

\(m\) = mass

\(g\) = gravitational acceleration

Solve for:

\( m = \frac {W} {g} \)

\( g = \frac {W} {m} \)