inertial mass


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inertial mass

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(General Physics) the mass of a body as determined by its momentum, as opposed to gravitational mass. The acceleration of a falling body is inversely proportional to its inertial mass but directly proportional to its gravitational mass: as all falling bodies have the same constant acceleration the two types of mass must be equal
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Noun1.inertial mass - (physics) the mass of a body as determined by the second law of motion from the acceleration of the body when it is subjected to a force that is not due to gravity
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
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It uses a thick layer for inertial mass (MEMS) and a thin layer for the gauge (NEMS).
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