What is the difference between mass and weight

Asked by shlokgarhwal25.7spicertl | 17th May, 2020, 12:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Differences between mass and weight are:



  • Mass is the amount of matter present in a body.
  • Weight is the force with which the earth attracts a body towards its centre.
  • Its SI unit is kilogram (kg).
  • Its SI unit of weight is newton (N).
  • Mass of a body is a constant quantity irrespective of the position and surroundings of the body.
  • Weight of a body varies from place to place.
  • It is a scalar quantity.
  • It is a vector quantity.
  • It is measured using a beam balance.
  • It is measured using a spring balance.

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 17th May, 2020, 03:10: PM