# Question #585d4

Mar 20, 2015

Gravity is a phenomena which all physical bodies get attracted to each other whereas weight is the force exerted by a planet on an object.

#### Explanation:

Gravity and weight are physical quantities that are related to each other.
Gravity (a.k.a gravitation) is a phenomena in which all physical bodies get attracted to each other including stars, planets, galaxies etc.
Weight of an object is the force with which an object is pulled by a planet due to gravity.

Weight depends on gravity. But the converse is not true.

Mar 23, 2015

At its simplest the difference is that gravity is a force (push or pull) and weight is a measurement. A measurement of the force of gravity upon an object.

Mar 29, 2015

Weight is a force caused by gravity.

Weight
The weight of an object is the gravitational force between the object and the Earth. The more mass the object has the greater its weight will be.

Weight is a force, so it's measured in newtons.

Gravity
All objects have a force that attracts them towards each other. This is called gravity. Even you attract other objects to you because of gravity, but you have too little mass for the force to be very strong.

Gravitational force increases when:

• the masses are bigger
• the objects are closer

You can read more in this website about weight, mass and gravity
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/forces/revision/3/

Mar 30, 2015

Gravity is the interaction responsible for the attractive force between any two particles (objects) that have mass.

The term weight is used to describe the force of gravity between objects in a particular context. In general, the force of gravity between two objects is simply called "the force of gravity", "the gravitational force", "force due to gravity" or something to that effect. However, when one object happens to be a planet and the other object is, say, a person (or table, car, apple, or some other thing on that planet), the attractive force the person (or object) experiences due to the planet's gravity is called the person's or object's weight.

Gravity is simply a physical phenomena, or feature of nature, we observe or experience. Weight is the force of gravity, and force is an actual physical quantity that we can measure.

Mar 30, 2015

Gravity is the interaction responsible for the attractive force between any two particles (objects) that have mass.

The term weight is used to describe the force of gravity between objects in a particular context. In general, the force of gravity between two objects is simply called "the force of gravity", "the gravitational force", "force due to gravity" or something to that effect. However, when one object happens to be a planet and the other object is, say, a person (or table, car, apple, or some other thing on that planet), the attractive force the person (or object) experiences due to the planet's gravity is called the person's or object's weight.

Gravity is simply a physical phenomena, or feature of nature, we observe or experience. Weight is the force of gravity, and force is an actual physical quantity that we can measure.