A Formula for Weight

So, if we know an object's mass, and we know the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s/s downward), then we can use Newton's Second Law of motion to find the object's weight.

Newton's Second Law of Motion states that net force is equal to mass multiplied by acceleration.

Weight is equal to mass multiplied by the acceleration due to gravity, g.

Newton's Second Law of Motion states that net force is equal to mass multiplied by acceleration.

Weight is equal to mass multiplied by the acceleration due to gravity, g.