Weight and Mass on Other Planets
- A measure of how much material something contains. SI unit is the kilogram (kg).
- The force of gravity acting on a body, equal to the mass of the body multiplied by the acceleration of gravity.
Calculate the weight and mass of a 80kg (176 pounds) person on other planets and the moon:
- Mass= 80kg
- Weight= gm = (9.8 m/s/s) 80kg = 784 N