Explain the concept of weightlessness.


Explain the concept of weightlessness.


Weight is the measure of the force that an object experiences when due to the presence of a more massive object. It can be calculated using Newton's Second law of motion

{eq}W = mg {/eq}

where m is the mass of the object and g is the acceleration due to gravity.

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Weightlessness (or zero-g) refers to the state where an object or a person experiences no sensation of weight. This can be experienced when there...

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