# Newton (unit)

## Unit of force in physics / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The **newton** (symbol: **N**) is the unit of force in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as $1\ {\text{kg}}\cdot {\text{m/s}}^{2}$, the force which gives a mass of 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 metre per second squared.

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General information | |

Unit system | SI |

Unit of | force |

Symbol | N |

Named after | Sir Isaac Newton |

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1 N in ... | ... is equal to ... |

SI base units | 1 kg⋅m⋅s^{−2} |

CGS units | 10^{5} dyn |

Imperial units | 0.224809 lbf |

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