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In common parlance, '''mass''' is [[weight]], but in [[science]], mass is a measurement of an object's [[inertia]], or resistance to acceleration. It can also be described as the degree to which an object bends space-time around it, according to the [[Theory of Relativity]].  One of the unsolved mysteries of [[physics]] is the origin of the rest-masses of the various particles. This origin is believed to be related to the [[Higgs boson]], which was discovered by the LHC at CERN to have a mass of around 126 GeV in 2012.<ref>https://home.cern/topics/higgs-boson</ref>
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In common parlance, '''mass''' is [[weight]], but in [[science]], mass is a measurement of an object's [[inertia]], or resistance to [[acceleration]]. It can also be described as the degree to which an object bends space-time around it, according to the [[Theory of Relativity]].  One of the unsolved mysteries of [[physics]] is the origin of the [[rest mass|rest-masses]] of the various particles. This origin is believed to be related to the [[Higgs boson]], which was discovered by the LHC at CERN to have a mass of around 126 GeV in 2012.<ref>https://home.cern/topics/higgs-boson</ref>
  
The scientific measure of weight is mass times acceleration due to [[gravity]].
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The scientific measure of weight, <math>w</math> is:
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:<math>w = mg</math>
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where <math>g</math> is the acceleration due to [[gravity]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 16:08, 23 November 2016

In common parlance, mass is weight, but in science, mass is a measurement of an object's inertia, or resistance to acceleration. It can also be described as the degree to which an object bends space-time around it, according to the Theory of Relativity. One of the unsolved mysteries of physics is the origin of the rest-masses of the various particles. This origin is believed to be related to the Higgs boson, which was discovered by the LHC at CERN to have a mass of around 126 GeV in 2012.[1]

The scientific measure of weight, is:

where is the acceleration due to gravity

See also

Matter

References