Unit dyn
Name dyne
Category Force
Details In the field of force, a dyne (symbol: dyn) is a unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second (CGS) system of units, which is a subsystem of the metric system. It is defined as the force required to accelerate a mass of one gram at a rate of one centimeter per second squared (1 cm/s²).

1 dyne = 1 g × 1 cm/s²

The dyne is a relatively small unit of force, and it has been largely superseded by the use of the Newton (N), which is the SI (International System of Units) unit of force. To convert from dynes to Newtons, you can use the following conversion factor:

1 dyne = 1 × 10⁻⁵ N

In practical applications, the Newton is much more commonly used to quantify forces, as it is directly compatible with the widely accepted SI units of mass (kilograms) and acceleration (meters per second squared).