Mass Vs Weight

This force scales shows the upward force exerted upon a 1.0-kg mass in order to balance it. This upward force is equal to the downward force of gravity of the 1.0-kg mass. This downward force is known as the weight and has a value of 9.8 N for this 1.0-kg mass.

 

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Taken on September 1, 2010