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Force

 

system of units:   SI;
statute:   derived unit (with special name);
name the value:   F;
unit name:   newton;
symbol unit:   N;
relationship of definition:   F = m·a, F = m·g;
dimension:   L M T-2;
expression in other units:   din, kgf, lbf;

Definition

The force is the physical measure, which defines the mechanical stress on the body from other bodies or fields.

1 newton is the force, which applied to a body with a constant mass of 1 kilogram it assigns to it an acceleration of 1 meter per second squared in the direction of force action.

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Units of measurement

namesymbol value in SI unit:
N
note
1 dynedyn= 10-5 
1 gram-forcegf= 0.009 806 65 
1 pondp= 0.009 806 65(1)
1 pound-forcelbf≈ 4.448 (2) 
1 kipkip≈ 4.448 (2) × 103(2)
1 ton-force≈ 8 896.443(3)
1 ounce forceozf≈ 0.278 013 9(4)

Note:

(1) - gram-force;

(2) - 1 000 lbf;

(3) - 2 000 lbf;

(4) - avordopois;