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Mass and weight

  1. Apr 21, 2006 #1
    Mass and weight!!

    It is said:

    "A simple pendulum, is a concentration of mass on the end of a string or rod"

    Instead of using the word mass why don't we use the word "weight"?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 22, 2006 #2
    Weight, as per one defenition of the word, refers to gravitational force exerted on a mass.
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