What is the difference between mass and weight of an object?
Difference between mass and weight of an object is as follows:
|1.||Mass is the amount of matter contained in a body.||Weight is the force exerted on a body due to the gravitational pull of another body such as Earth, the sun and the moon.|
|2.||Mass is an intrinsic property of a body.||Weight is an extrinsic property of a body.|
|3.||Mass is the measure of inertia.||Weight is the measure of force.|
|4.||The mass of a body remains the same everywhere in the universe.||The weight of a body depends on the local acceleration due to gravity where it is placed.|
|5.||The mass of a body cannot be zero.||The weight of a body can be zero.|
|6.||The SI unit of mass is the kilogram (kg).||Since weight is a force, its SI unit is the newton (N).|
|7.||The mass of a body can be measured using a beam balance and a pan balance.||The weight of a body can be measured using a spring balance and a weighing machine.|
Concept: Mass and Weight of an Object
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