The Mass or Weight of a Sphere calculator computes the mass or weight of a sphere based on the radius (r) and the mean density (ρ).
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Mass of Sphere (m) : The calculator returns the mass of the sphere in kilograms (kg). However, this can be automatically converted to other mass or weight units (e.g., pounds, tons) via the pulldown menu next to the answer. NOTE: To find the mean density (ρ) of many common substances, elements, liquids and materials, CLICK HERE (e.g., the density of water is 1,000 kg/m³).
The formula for the mass of a sphere:
M = 4/3⋅π⋅r³⋅mD
where:
The mass of a sphere calculator first computes the volume of the sphere based on the radius. With the computed volume, this formula then executes the simple equation below to compute the approximate mass of the object.
See the mean density (ρ) of many common substances
Above the formula for mass and volume of a sphere are combined.
Common Mean Densities  
Fluids
Fuels
MarketReady Grains 
Metals

Mean Density is the average amount of mass within a volume for a substance. Note, volume of a material is often highly subject to the temperatures, since materials expand as they warm. For that reason, mean densities of substances are often cited with a set of nominal conditions such as temperature and barometric pressure.
The formula for mean density is:
μD = V / m
where:
Mean density is also often indicated as the Greek symbol rho (ρ).
Density is a function of mass. However, converting from mass to weight is trivial under the right conditions. Fortunately those conditions are generally true anywhere on the surface of the Earth, so the conversions built into the vCalc engine can be assumed to be fairly accurate unless you require weight at very high altitudes or in space.
CLICK HERE for a popup function that provides the mean density (mD or μD) of many common substances, elements, liquids and materials.
Mean density is scientifically volume divided by mass. There are various unit for density adopted by cultures and industries. Common units for density included the following:
vCalc provides for automatic conversions between density units via the pulldown menus.
Converting from mass to weight is trivial under the right conditions. Fortunately those conditions are generally true anywhere on the surface of the Earth, so the conversions built into the vCalc unit conversion engine can be assumed to be fairly accurate unless you require weight at very high altitudes or in space.