The difference between weight on the moon and the earth because the influence of the earth's and the moon's gravitational force on objects

The moon's gravitational acceleration is 1,622 m / s², smaller than the earth at 9.88 m / s²

Further explanation

Mass is one of the principal quantities, which is related to the matter in the material, whereas weight is a force that leads to the center of the earth which is subject to the earth to matter (Earth's gravitational force)

So that the mass does not depend on the location of the object, while the weight can change depending on the position of the object

In international standards, the mass unit is kg while the weight is in units of newton

1 kg itself is the mass of a cylinder made of platinum-iridium

While the standard mass of an atom is determined according to the carbon-12 atomic mass of 12 atomic mass units

1 atomic mass unit comparable to 1.6605402.10⁻¹⁷ kg

Measuring the atomic mass using a mass spectrometer.

The mass itself can be measured by the arm balance while the weight is measured by the spring balance

One equation that can relate mass and force (weight) is

W = weight, N

m = mass, kg

g = gravity acceleration, m / s2

The pound of force or pound-force (lbf) is a unit of force or weight

1 lbf is equal to 4.5 N

Neil Armstrong weigh 360 pounds on earth = 360 x 4.5 N = 1620 N

Then (g earth = 9.8 m/s²)

w earth = m.g

1620 N = m .9.8 m/s²

m= mass = 165.306 kg

So the weight on the moon become :(g moon = 1.622 m/s²)

w moon = 165.306 kg . 1.622 m/s²

w moon = 268.1265 N = 59.584 lbf(pound-force) = ± 60 pounds

Learn more

the Earth have more gravitation pull than the moon

weight and mass

Isaac Newton's investigations of gravity

Keywords: mass, weight, gravity