Thursday, April 22, 2010

Differences between Mass and Weight


  • It is scalar quantity.
  • It is a measure of inertia in a body.
  • It's value remain constant at all places.
  • It can never be zero.
  • It is measured by a beam balance.
  • It's unit is kilogram.


  • It is vector quantity.
  • It is a measure of the force of attraction of the earth on the body.
  • It's value varies from place to place.
  • It is zero at places where g=0.
  • It is measured by spring balance.
  • It's unit is Newton

1 comment:

  1. mass - it's a measure of the intrinsic inertia of a body i.e. its reluctance to change its state of motion

    weight - a measure of the magnitude of gravitational attraction exerted on a body of a given mass by another mass (may or may not be the earth) .