The newton (symbol: N) is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.
|Unit system||SI derived unit|
|Named after||Sir Isaac Newton|
|1 N in ...||... is equal to ...|
|SI base units||1 kg⋅m⋅s−2|
|Imperial units||0.2248089 lbf|
A newton is defined as 1 kg⋅m/s2, which is the force which gives a mass of 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 metre per second, per second.