Newton (unit)

Newton (unit)

Newton – It is defined as that force necessary to provide a mass of one kilogram with an acceleration of one meter per second per second (N=kg/s2).

1 kN = 0.102 kilogram force (kgf) = 225 lbs of force (lbf)

One Newton is equal to a force of 0.10197 kg-force or 0.2248 pound in the foot-pound-second (English or customary) system. The Newton was named for Sir Isaac Newton, whose second law of motion describes the changes that a force can produce in the motion of a body. For reference 1000 Newtons (N) equals 1 kilonewton (kN).

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