Unit N
Name newton
Category Force
Details In the field of force, a unit of measurement known as the Newton (N) is used to quantify the amount of force being applied on an object. Newton is named after Sir Isaac Newton, who formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, a cornerstone of classical physics.

One Newton is defined as the amount of force required to accelerate a one-kilogram mass by one meter per second squared. Mathematically, it can be described as:

1 N = 1 kg * 1 m/s²

In other words, when a force of one Newton is applied to an object with a mass of one kilogram, the object will accelerate at a rate of one meter per second squared. The Newton unit plays a significant role in understanding and analyzing various aspects of force, motion, and mechanics, making it an essential concept in physics and engineering.