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11.2: Introduction

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    Isaac Newton called mass the quantity of matter.  Mass can also be thought of as a numerical measure of inertia, that exists in the absence of gravity.  Weight is the pull of gravity on a mass, and depends both on the mass and on the amount of gravitational force present.

    Equation for Weight:

    \[W = mg \nonumber \]

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