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Spring balance Weight
Gravitational Acceleration Difference between mass and weight


The mass of a body is the amount of matter in the body.

The S.I. unit of mass is kilogram (kg).

Mass can be measured with the help of spring balance.

Some interested informations (not part of IGCSE)

Planet Mass of the planet
Mercury 0.33 x 1024 kg
Venus 4.87 x 1024 kg
Earth 5.98 x 1024 kg
Mars 0.65 x 1024 kg
Jupiter 1900 x 1024 kg
Saturn 570 x 1024 kg
Uranus 87 x 1024 kg
Neptune 100 x 1024 kg
Pluto 0.7 x 1024 kg
Total mass of all the planets ~2700 x 1024 kg
The mass of the sun 41.989 x 1030 kg

All the planets add up to only just over 1/1000th the mass of the sun.


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Mr Manhating Said :
@Gowri, it does not say pluto is a plant if the table was about planets the moon and the sun would not be on it.
  18/05/14 09:56 PM
Gowri Said :
you have to be up to date on info. pluto , a planet? seriousle? and please give more details for each topic. thnx in advance
  27/02/13 08:00 PM
zaid Said :
give some examples>>>>
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Admin Replied:

Thank you very mych for your concern. Very soon, few examples will be added.

  22/01/12 07:11 PM
justinbeberhater Said :
muhammad,ur the one with the spelling mistaaked,idiot. its complete
  01/01/12 05:11 PM
muhammad ali akram Said :
the notes are easier and utterly comlete but, many spelling mistakes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Admin Replied:

Thank You Mr Muhammed, We are trying our best to make sure all the spelling mistakes and grammer is edited in best possible manner.

  07/03/11 11:38 AM


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