Newton (unit)

The newton (symbol: N) is the unit of force in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as 1 kgā‹…m/s2, the force which gives a mass of 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 metre per second per second. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

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Visualization of one newton of force
General information
Unit systemSI
Unit offorce
SymbolN
Named afterSir Isaac Newton
Conversions
1 N in ...... is equal to ...
   SI base units   1 kgā‹…mā‹…sāˆ’2
   CGS units   105 dyn
   Imperial units   0.224809 lbf

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