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The Use of the Words “Weight” and “Mass”

Nature volume 13, page 385 | Download Citation

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IN a letter with the above heading published in NATURE, vol. xiii. p. 325, Mr. Bottomley has recommended that the ambiguity of the word weight shall be avoided by using the phrase “the gravity of a pound” when we mean the downward force due to the earth's attraction upon a pound weight.

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    • G. JOHNSTONE STONEY

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