Mass


The SI unit of Mass

The SI unit of mass is the kilogram and is equal to the mass of the International Prototype kilogram kept at Sevres, Paris and is a cylinder of platinum and iridium.


Conversions
1 gram (g)=1x10-3 kg 1 pound (lb)=0.453592 kg
1 Tonne (t)=1x103 kg 1 ton=1016.047 kg
1 ounce (oz)=28.34952 g 15.4324 grain (gr)=1 g
1 troy ounce=31.1035 g 1 troy ounce=480 grain
1 slug=14.5939 kg 1 metric carat=0.2 g


Examples
Electron rest mass9.109565x10-31 kg
Proton rest mass1.672614x10-27 kg
Neutron rest mass1.674920x10-27 kg
VW Beetle810 kg
Boeing 747-400 (maximum takeoff)3.94x105 kg
Titanic (displacement)5.38x107 kg
Mass of the moon7.349x1022 kg
Mass of the Earth5.977x1024 kg
Mass of the sun1.99x1030 kg

See also: Approximate Mass, Centre of Mass, Density, gram, Gravitational Mass, Inertial Mass, Matter, Pound, Rest Mass, SI Units, Virtual Mass, Weight.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering Physics