The coroner did not elucidate a great deal when he commenced his inquiry.
But that is not the question; the problem I have to elucidate!
comparing and converting force weight in pounds to mass in kilograms and vice versa).
There is also a rival tradition within Newtonian physics and engineering which sees weight as that which is measured when one uses scales.
In the 17th century, Galileo made significant advances in the concept of weight.
The first operational definition of weight was given by Euclid, who defined weight as: "weight is the heaviness or lightness of one thing, compared to another, as measured by a balance." According to Aristotle, weight was the direct cause of the falling motion of an object, the speed of the falling object was supposed to be directly proportionate to the weight of the object.