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My teacher asked me to differenciate between inertia and mass? Please tell me answer.

Asked by 10th September 2009, 1:27 PM
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Mass is a measure of the amount of material in an object, being directly related to the number and type of atoms present in the object. Mass does not change with a body's position, movement or alteration of its shape unless material is added or removed.

Inertial mass is a measure of an object's resistance to changing its state of motion when a force is applied. An object with small inertial mass changes its motion more readily, and an object with large inertial mass does so less readily.

Answered by Expert 18th September 2009, 2:23 PM
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