|> K-12 > Physics Concepts|
: Wedges : Weight : Wheels and Axles : Work :
: Previous : Next :
Weight is the force exerted on an object by the acceleration of gravity. It is dependant on the mass of the object, but mass and weight are not the same. Weight also takes into account the local gravitational acceleration, so an object with a given mass can have a different weight depending on its location.
For more information on weight from www.britannica.com: Click Here