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State four differences between mass and weight. - Physics

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State four differences between mass and weight.

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Solution

Mass:

  1. It is the quantity of matter contained in a body.
  2. It is a constant quantity.
  3. It is a scalar quantity.
  4. Its unit is kg.
  5. Beam balance is used to measure it.
  6. At no place, its value is zero.

Weight:

  1. It is the force with which a body is attracted towards the center of the earth.
  2. W = m x g, hence its value changes from place to place according to the value of ‘g’
  3. It is a vector quantity.
  4. Its unit is ‘newton’.
  5. Spring balance is used to measure it.
  6. At the center of the earth, its value is zero.
Concept: Concept of Weight
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