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General information

GENERAL INFORMATION

This section covers general information on weighing and measurement. 

 

Weight v Mass-a brief summary of the fundamental differences between these two terms together with information on correcting weight for changes in gravity.

Terms and definitions– an overview of common terms used in scales, balances and weighing
Laboratory balances – an excellent summary of their operation
Errors -a detailed study on error and uncertainty calculations for balances including air buoyancy and gravity effects
Mass standards- a brief overview of mass standards and how they are derived
Classes of weights- a brief overview of the different classes of standard weights and their errors
Units of weight- some of the variety of weight units still in use
Units, constants and conversions– the definitive guide from NIST
For fun, find out what you weigh on different planets
 
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