In every day to day life, objects around us are referred to predominantly using their weight. However scientifically weight is an entirely different concept. In fact, mass and weight are two terminologies that are often mistaken as an identical entity, which is completely false. Everything is made of matter as we all know. The primary three stages of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. The mass and weight of each state of matter vary. This is the reason why we require a detailed study of Mass and Weight.
Relation Between Weight and Mass
Based on Newton’s Second Law of Gravity it can be stated that,
So if an object of 1 kg mass falls at an acceleration of 9.8 m s-2, then
F= 1 kg X 9.8 m s-2 = 9.8 N
Thus, an object of 1 kg mass will weigh 9.8 Newton