**Full name:** kilonewton

**Plural form:** kilonewtons

**Symbol:** kN

**Category type:** weight

**Scale factor:** 101.971621

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The SI base unit for mass is the kilogram.
The SI derived unit for weight or force is the newton.

1 kilogram is equal to 0.00980665002864 kilo newton.

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The SI prefix "kilo" represents a factor of
10^{3}, or in exponential notation, 1E3.

So 1 kilonewton = 10^{3} newtons.

The definition of a newton is as follows:

In physics, the newton (symbol: N) is the SI unit of force, named after Sir Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics. It was first used around 1904, but not until 1948 was it officially adopted by the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) as the name for the mks unit of force.

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