## SI derived quantity: force

This category of measurement units is defined by the
"force" type, which is an SI derived quantity.

## SI unit: newton

The SI derived unit for force is the newton.

## 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.

## Force units