On the terms mass and weight

E. Robens, P. Klobes, D. Balköse, S. Amarasiri, A. Jayaweera

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Abstract

A short survey is given on mass units and recommendations on the proper use of the notations mass and weight. Whereas mass is an inertial physical quantity in classical mechanics, weight is a force due to the gravitational field and depending on the geographic situation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619 - 622
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Conference on Vacuum Microbalance Techniques - Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 12 Sep 200714 Sep 2007
Conference number: 31

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    Robens, E., Klobes, P., Balköse, D., Amarasiri, S., & Jayaweera, A. (2008). On the terms mass and weight. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 94(3), 619 - 622. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-008-9353-z