Weight Converter

What is the meaning of weight?

The weight which is usually used in science & the engineering fields, is known to be the weight of a said object that is taken as force on the object that too because of the gravity. Weight is a term which is basically denoted by the letter ‘W’ as it is said to be a vector whose magnitude is a scalar quantity. In addition to this, weight is the product of mass ‘m’ of a certain object & that of the magnitude ‘g’ which is the local gravitational acceleration. Hence, the formula comes up to be like the one stated below –

Weight Converter

 Mass(m): kg Acceleration(a): m/s Weight: N

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$$W=mg$$

There is another simple definition of weight & it is said to be the measure of the intensity of the force which is imposed on the object & this is done by the local gravitational field. Another aspect which is to be kept in mind is that one never has to confuse weight with that of the mass as both these words are miles different. The reason for such a statement is that the weight force of the small objects on the Earth is directed only towards the center of this planet. While for the large objects like that of the Moon which orbits around the Earth, force is generally directed towards center of mass (that too it is of the combined system).

How can weight be understood?

To understand weight, you will have to remember the simple fact that the value measures at or for that matter near the surface of the Earth. Another aspect is that on the earth, weight happens to be proportional to mass. Therefore, those objects which have the same mass will certainly have the same weight. While on the other hand, the object which will have the twice of mass of another object goes on to have twice the weight. However, as stated earlier never get confused with mass & weight as both are different things.

$$F_g=mg$$