# Newton (unit)

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.

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General information | |

Unit system | SI derived unit |

Unit of | Force |

Symbol | N |

Named after | Sir Isaac Newton |

Conversions | |

1 N in ... | ... is equal to ... |

SI base units | 1 kg⋅m⋅s^{−2} |

Imperial units | 0.2248089 lb_{f} |

A newton is defined as 1 kg⋅m/s^{2}, which is the force which gives a mass of 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 metre per second, per second.