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|#41 - You've missed out about half of the repost which adds to the joke.||11/12/2013 on Joke - Admin pls no ban||+5|
|#118 - That goalie is being assaulted by a shadow!||11/05/2013 on He came prepared||0|
|#125 - Weight is measured in Newtons whereas mass is measured in kilograms. [+] (1 new reply)||10/22/2013 on Metric||0|
|#113 - So then people should start asking for mass rather than weight…||10/22/2013 on Metric||0|
|#107 - Yea, that is true, but they are not the same thing. Whilst the… [+] (2 new replies)||10/22/2013 on Metric||0|
|#97 - Weight in Kilograms? At least get it right. I get annoyed… [+] (11 new replies)||10/22/2013 on Metric||+2|
#115 - vapaus (10/22/2013) [-]
I am either extremely wrong with my definition of mass, or you are.
My understanding of mass has no connection with gravity whatsoever, therefore no matter the location, it is unchanged as long as the object has preserved its form. The introduction of gravity with mass only then would be equivalent to weight. In order for those two to be exactly the same can only be found in a gravitational pull of 1 m/s^2. Though more properly we instead view Newtons to be more accurate a definition of weight while the kilogram effects only mass. I have been severely confused for quite a bit of time on how kilograms can be used as both weight and mass without a proper disconnect, and hope to hear one eventually as google has failed to prove me wrong.
#220 - xdeathspawnx (10/22/2013) [-]
Because gravity is constant on all of Earth, the ratio of mass to weight on all of earth is also constant, making mass and weight effectively the same thing on all parts of the earth. The difference between them would only matter if you were at a place with a different amount of gravitational pull than the earth.
#117 - dedaluminus (10/22/2013) [-]
You are right, mass is not based on gravity. I worded that strangely. But since the kilogram, a measurement of mass, was originally based upon the weight of a thing (an iron-palladium weight, originally) in Earth's gravity, there was no effective disconnect between it as a measurement of mass or one of weight until space travel became possible. It is technically incorrect to weigh things in kilograms, but only in a way that matters to a very few select people. If you say that something weights 1.2 kilos, that's immediately recognizable.
#107 - mattsfriendfriend (10/22/2013) [-]
Yea, that is true, but they are not the same thing. Whilst they are directly proportional, they are still different in what they mean. It would still be better, regardless of the majority of people thinking weight is measured in grams, for them to know there is a difference.
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