Does a weighing scale measure mass or weight of a body?

Asked by  | 26th Feb, 2009, 12:42: PM

Expert Answer:

A weighing scale measures the weight of body .In principle, following is how we would measure the inertial mass of an object. We choose a "reference" object and define its mass mB as (say) 1 kilogram. Then we can measure the mass of any other object in the universe by colliding it with the reference object and measuring the accelerations.

Answered by  | 26th Feb, 2009, 11:10: PM

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