The newton (symbol: N) is the 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.
It is equal to the amount of net force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram at a rate of one meter per second squared. Since Newton's second law of motion states F = ma, multiplying m (kg) by a (m/s2), the newton is therefore:
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