# [tlhIngan Hol] weight of cheb

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Thu Oct 29 08:59:28 PDT 2020

```Gravity makes things fall roughly 32 feet per second per second. Resisting that gives things weight.

Momentum makes things go in a straight line. Resisting that gives things weight.

These two sources of weight are indistinguishable without abstract analysis of the context where the weight is experienced. In all likelihood, splitting up weight created by gravity and momentum is artificial; an abstract required in order to use Newtonian math. More likely, there is more simply a Way Things Fall. The same parabolic curve can be interpreted as a vector calculation of horizontal momentum and vertical gravity, or it could be seen as… a parabolic curve.

Any deviation from the parabolic curve creates weight. It doesn’t matter if it is vertical weight or horizontal weight. It’s still weight.

Most scales we use don’t compare two masses. They merely measure the compression of a spring or the deviation of properties of electricity passing through a physically stressed material, because that’s cheaper to make and easier to get a reading from, so we measure weight, not mass, unless we have the classic “doctor’s scale”.

So, on a doctor’s scale, I’d weigh the same on the Moon as I do here, but on any other scale, I’d weigh several times less on the Moon.

The scale doesn’t weigh how hard gravity pulls you. It weighs how much you resist that pull, which is why when you wiggle, the measurement wiggles, since your shifts in momentum change your weight.

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> On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:38 AM, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:
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> The only confusion is in the minds of people who were indoctrinated by overzealous physics teachers in high school. The legal definition of a pound *is* a mass.
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> -- ghunchu'wI'
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>> On Oct 29, 2020, at 8:57 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Unfortunately, the canon uses of {cheb}/{cheb'a'} confuse weight and mass.
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