Weight of an object has S.I. unit of :

The unit of weight is the same as that of force, ie., Newton(N)

Weight is the measure of the force of gravity acting on a body.

The formula for weight is given by:

w = mg

  • it depends on the mass and the acceleration due to gravity, the mass may not change but the acceleration due to gravity does change from place to place.
  • Weight is a vector quantity. It has magnitude and is directed toward the centre of the Earth or other gravity well.
  • Weight varies according to location.
  • In space, if no gravity acts upon an object, its weight becomes zero.

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