To establish the etymological origin of this term we have to go to Latin because there it is, more exactly in the word massa. However, it should be stressed that this, in turn, comes from the Greek mature. An east concept that came to refer to a cake that was made with flour.
Dough it is a concept that identifies that magnitude of physical character which allows to indicate the amount of matter contained in a body . Inside of the International system , your unit is the kilogram (kg.) . This notion, which has its origin in the Latin term massa, is also used to refer to the mixture that arises when incorporating a liquid to a matter that has been previously shredded , whose result is a thick, soft and consistent substance.
On the other hand, it is described as mass fusion between flour, water and yeast used to make bread . The pastry (the combination of flour and butter that is baked, usually with a filling) and certain biscuits They can also be designated as masses.
The crowd and the considerable group of people they also inspire what is known, in other contexts, as a human mass. For example: “An angry mass destroyed the stadium facilities”.
In relation to physical magnitude, it must be said that the notion of mass has its origin as a result of the combination of two laws: universal gravitation law and the Newton's second principle . According to universal gravitation, the attraction between two bodies is proportional to the product of two constants (defined as gravitational mass), which is why it can be said that the gravitational mass constitutes a property of matter thanks to which two bodies manage to attract each.
Based on Newton's second principle, it must be remembered that the force applied to a body is directly proportional to the acceleration you experience .
According to the criteria of the International Organization of Legal Metrology , the conventional body mass It is identical to the mass that has a density pattern equal to 8000 kg / m3, which manages to balance that body in air under conditions chosen by convention (air temperature equivalent to 20 ºC and the density of air estimated at 0, 0012 g / cm3).
In the same way, we can not ignore the fact that in television and cinema the concept that concerns us has given rise to the existence of a character that was created in 1962, by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, for the company Marvel We are referring to Hulk, also known as The Mass.
One of the most important figures in the world of comics is this that arises from the gamma bomb radiation that a scientist, Bruce Banner, receives after trying to save a young man who had been trapped in an army test zone. These radiations what they produce in him is an authentic physical transformation, and when the Moon rises or when he lives in situations of rage and rage, his human appearance becomes that of a green monster, with a huge force and the ability to jump of hundreds of meters.
This character was part of the well-known group of superheroes The Avengers and therefore his fans have been able to follow him through comics, television series and cinema. In the latter case, one of the films that has taken him as the protagonist is Hulk, from 2003, which starred Eric Banna.