›› Measurement unit: newton

Full name: newton

Plural form: newtons

Symbol: N

Category type: force

Scale factor: 1

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›› SI unit: newton

The SI derived unit for force is the newton.

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›› Definition: Newton

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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