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Topic: Weight and Mass
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Joe Ascoly

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Re: Weight and Mass
Posted: Mar 18, 2000 12:28 PM
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It was pointed out to me once that in the SI system of units the kilogram
is
a unit of mass while the unit of weight is the newton.
In the British system the pound is a unit of weight.



Donald G. Shead wrote in message <01bf90db$8623e480$161c3ccc@default>...
>It's so simple; I don't think I've said it before?
>
>Masses are physically existent objects, and/or bodies of material matter.
>
>Weights are physical thrusts, of masses upon the ground, and/or other
>supports; such as weighing scales.
>--
>Donald G. Shead
>Such a tangled web we weaved when first we practiced to perceive.









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