Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

weight 1When you think of weight, abbreviated as W or WT, it is probably associated with mass.  But weight is not mass.  Weight is a force on an object accelerated by gravity.  Weight is a vector quantity having magnitude and direction, some of these include acceleration, displacement, drag, force, lift, momentum, thrust, torque, and velocity.


Weight formula

\(\large{ W = m \; g }\)   


\(\large{ W }\) = weight

\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

Solve For:

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


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