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- Does the formula Mgh contain the acceleration due to gravity twice?

Hello

The formula Mgh is commonly accepted as the work done by raising a mass by a distance h, where M is defined as the mass of the object raised.

However, is this really the mass, or the weight, simply obtained by weighing the object? If it's the weight, then doesn't the equation effectively contain the acceleration due to gravity twice?

best regards ... Stef

The formula Mgh is commonly accepted as the work done by raising a mass by a distance h, where M is defined as the mass of the object raised.

However, is this really the mass, or the weight, simply obtained by weighing the object? If it's the weight, then doesn't the equation effectively contain the acceleration due to gravity twice?

best regards ... Stef