What is NEWTON (N)?

Force measured as this specific type of metric unit. Force due to gravity also uses this unit of weight. One newton is defined as the force needed to accelerate a one kilogram mass at a one meter per second per second rate. It equals about 0.22 pounds or 0.10 kilograms of force, 7.23 poundals, or 105 dynes. The UK scientist Sir Issac Newton (1642-1727) is its namesake.

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