# Newton (unit)

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The newton (symbol: N) is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force.wikipedia

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### Force

**forcesattractiveforce vector**

The newton (symbol: N) is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force.

It is measured in the SI unit of newtons and represented by the symbol F.

### SI derived unit

**derived unitderived unitsJ/kg**

The newton (symbol: N) is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force.

### International System of Units

**SISI unitsSI unit**

The newton (symbol: N) is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force.

For example, the SI unit of force is the newton (N), the SI unit of pressure is the pascal (Pa)—and the pascal can be defined as one newton per square metre (N/m 2 ).

### Kilogram

**kgmgmilligram**

One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second squared in the direction of the applied force. In 1946, Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) Resolution 2 standardized the unit of force in the MKS system of units to be the amount needed to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at the rate of 1 metre per second squared.

Three other base units (cd, A, mol) and 17 derived units (N, Pa, J, W, C, V, F, Ω, S, Wb, T, H, kat, Gy, Sv, lm, lx) in the SI system are defined in relation to the kilogram, and thus its stability is important.

### Dimensional analysis

**dimensionsdimensiondimensionally equivalent**

In dimensional analysis:

For example, a newton (N) is a unit of force, which will have units of mass (kg) times acceleration (m⋅s −2 ).

### Gravity of Earth

**ggravityEarth's gravity**

At average gravity on Earth (conventionally, g

In SI units this acceleration is measured in metres per second squared (in symbols, m/s 2 or m·s −2 ) or equivalently in newtons per kilogram (N/kg or N·kg −1 ).

### Thrust

**thrustingexcess thrustlbf**

1000 N. For example, the tractive effort of a Class Y steam train locomotive and the thrust of an F100 fighter jet engine are both around 130 kN. thrust of rocket engines and launch vehicles

Force, and thus thrust, is measured using the International System of Units (SI) in newtons (symbol: N), and represents the amount needed to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at the rate of 1 meter per second per second.

### Metre per second squared

**m/s 2 meters per second squaredm/s²**

One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second squared in the direction of the applied force. In 1946, Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) Resolution 2 standardized the unit of force in the MKS system of units to be the amount needed to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at the rate of 1 metre per second squared.

The unit of force is the newton (N), and mass has the SI unit kilogram (kg).

### Tension (physics)

**tensiontensiletensile force**

working loads in tension and in shear.

In physics, tension, as a transmitted force, as an action-reaction pair of forces, or as a restoring force, may be a force and has the units of force measured in newtons (or sometimes pounds-force).

### General Conference on Weights and Measures

**CGPMCGPM conferenceCGPM (General Conference on Weights and Measures)**

In 1946, Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) Resolution 2 standardized the unit of force in the MKS system of units to be the amount needed to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at the rate of 1 metre per second squared.

### Joule

**JkJMJ**

Joule, SI unit of energy, 1 newton exerted over a distance of 1 metre

It is equal to the energy transferred to (or work done on) an object when a force of one newton acts on that object in the direction of its motion through a distance of one metre (1 newton metre or N⋅m).

### Energy

**energiesenergy transfertotal energy**

Joule, SI unit of energy, 1 newton exerted over a distance of 1 metre

The SI unit of energy is the joule, which is the energy transferred to an object by the work of moving it a distance of 1 metre against a force of 1 newton.

### Rocket engine

**rocket motorrocketthrusters**

thrust of rocket engines and launch vehicles

Rocket technology can combine very high thrust (meganewtons), very high exhaust speeds (around 10 times the speed of sound in air at sea level) and very high thrust/weight ratios (>100) simultaneously as well as being able to operate outside the atmosphere, and while permitting the use of low pressure and hence lightweight tanks and structure.

### Pressure

**water pressurenegative pressurefluid pressure**

Pascal, SI unit of pressure, 1 newton acting on an area of 1 square metre

Some of these derive from a unit of force divided by a unit of area; the SI unit of pressure, the pascal (Pa), for example, is one newton per square metre; similarly, the pound-force per square inch (psi) is the traditional unit of pressure in the imperial and US customary systems.

### Pascal (unit)

**hPakPaMPa**

Pascal, SI unit of pressure, 1 newton acting on an area of 1 square metre

It is defined as one newton per square metre.

### Orders of magnitude (force)

**1.21027 × 10 44**

Orders of magnitude (force)

### Newton metre

**N·mNmN⋅m**

Newton metre, SI unit of torque

One newton metre is equal to the torque resulting from a force of one newton applied perpendicularly to the end of a moment arm that is one metre long.

### Kilogram-force

**kgfkilograms-forcekp**

Kilogram-force, force exerted by Earth's gravity at sea level on one kilogram of mass

The SI unit of force is the newton.

### Force gauge

**Force gauge and Force Sensor**

Force gauge

Test units of force measurements are most commonly newtons or pounds.

### Torque

**momentmoment armtorques**

Newton metre, SI unit of torque

A force of three newtons applied two metres from the fulcrum, for example, exerts the same torque as a force of one newton applied six metres from the fulcrum.

### Sthène

**sthene**

Sthène

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### Isaac Newton

**NewtonSir Isaac NewtonNewtonian**

It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

### Classical mechanics

**classicalNewtonianNewtonian physics**

It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

### Newton's laws of motion

**laws of motionNewton's second lawNewton's second law of motion**

It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.