Weight is a fundamental concept in science, particularly in physics. It is a measure of the force exerted on an object due to gravity. The weight of an object is directly proportional to the force of gravity acting on it. The standard unit of weight in the International System of Units (SI) is the newton (N).

Factors Affecting Weight

The weight of an object is influenced by two main factors:

Mass: Weight is directly proportional to the mass of an object. The greater the mass, the greater the weight.