What are the differences between the mass of an object and its weight Physics Cbse class 11

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What are the differences between the mass of an object and its weight? - Physics Cbse class 11

What are the differences between the mass of an object and its weight?


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Mass

Weight

1

Mass is the quantity of matter contained in a body

Weight is the force of gravity acting on a body

2

Mass of an object is a constant quantity

Weight of an object is not a constant quantity. It is different at different places

3

It only has magnitude

It has magnitude as well as direction

4

Its SI unit is kilogram (kg)

Its SI unit is the same as the SI unit of force, i.e. Newton(N)

5

Mass of an object is never zero

Weight of an object is zero at the centre of earth.

 


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