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.

newton
Visualization of one newton of force
General information
Unit systemSI derived unit
Unit ofForce
SymbolN
Named afterSir Isaac Newton
Conversions
1 N in ...... is equal to ...
   SI base units   1 kgms−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.