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What is the equation linking mass, weight and gravitational field strength?

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Weight is the force on an object due to a gravitational field. Weight (W) is the product of mass (m) and the gravitational field strength (g).


W=mg

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So let's do an example. A man's mass is 70kg and on Earth g=10N/kg so his weight is mxg=70x10=700N

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Weight (kg) = Mass (N) x Gravitational Field Strength (g)

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