4.1 Mass and Weight

This section covers the following syllabus (Physics 5059) requirements.

  •  state that mass is a measure of the amount of substance in a body
  • state that mass of a body resists a change in the state of rest or motion of the body (inertia)
  • state that a gravitational field is a region in which a mass experiences a force due to gravitational attraction
  • define gravitational field strength, g, as gravitational force per unit mass
 State that mass is a measure of the amount of substance in a body. State that mass of a body resists a change in the state of rest or motion of the body (inertia). State that a gravitational field is a region in which a mass experiences a force due to gravitational attraction. Define gravitational field strength, g, as gravitational force per unit mass