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Old 13th August, 2004, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Áedán
Only whilst gravity is a constant. As we well know, the earth's gravity is not consistant across it's surface, therefore weight and mass are not functionally the same. Yeah, ok, it's splitting hairs.
And the difference in gravitational force between the top of Mt. Everest and the bottom of the Marianas Trench is significant only to scientists who measure mass and weight in nanograms. Yeah, it's splitting hairs.
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