# Weight

When you think of weight, abbreviated as W or WT, it is probably associated with mass. But weight is not mass. Weight is a force on an object accelerated by gravity. Weight is a vector quantity having magnitude and direction, some of these include acceleration, displacement, drag, force, lift, momentum, thrust, torque, and velocity.

## Weight formula

\(\large{ W = m \; g }\) |

### Where:

Units |
English |
Metric |

\(\large{ W }\) = weight | \(\large{lbf}\) | \(\large{N}\) |

\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration | \(\large{ \frac{ft}{sec^2} }\) | \(\large{ \frac{m}{s^2} }\) |

\(\large{ m }\) = mass | \(\large{lbm}\) | \(\large{kg}\) |

Tags: Weight Equations