What are the differences between the mass of an object and its weight?
The following are the differences between the mass of a body and its weight
|(i) Mass is the amount of matter contained in the body.||(i) Weight is the gravitational force experienced by the body.|
|(ii) Mass of a body is always constant.||(ii) Weight of a body depends on the place where it is at.|
|(iii) Mass is the measure of the inertia of the body.||(iii) Weight is the measure of the gravitational force acting on the body.|
|(iv) Mass only has magnitude.||(iv) Since weight is a force it naturally has a direction associated with it as well|
|(v) It's SI unit is kilogram (kg).||(v) It's SI unit is Newton (kg m s-2)|