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.