Table of the three approaches to mass, force and weight in measurement systems.


Systems to showsystem

This parameter allows to restrict the table to either ‘metric’ or ‘English’ units, ‘both’ are shown by default.


See the /testcases subpage for the results of the system parameter.


Previous, inappropriate designations
mass force weight
science engineering
scientific technical colloquial
absolute gravitational
coherent incoherent

The template table previously included rows that provided common labels or descriptions for the three approaches, as seen in this table. (Note that columns are not in the same order as in the template itself.) This was deemed inappropriate and should be discussed in surrounding prose where necessary.