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CBSE - IX - Chemistry

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

Asked by 26th February 2009, 12:42 PM
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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.

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