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# Force

 unit name symbol SI equiv. dyne dyne - g cm/s2 1e-05 N idyne CGS unit of force. One dyne is the force that accelerates a mass of one gram at the rate of one centimeter per second per second. Expressed in SI units, the dyne equals 10-5 newton. Poundal Poundal 1.38255e-01 N iPoundalEnglish unit of force used in engineering. One poundal is the force that accelerates a mass of one pound at the rate of one foot per second. Newton N 1 N iNewtonSI unit of force. A force of one newton will accelerate a mass of one kilogram at the rate of one meter per second per second. pound force lbf 4.44822 N ipound forceOne pound of mass is 0.453 592 kilograms and the acceleration of gravity averages 9.806 65 m/s2 at the surface of the Earth, one pound force equals the product of these two numbers, 4.448 221 615 newtons. kilogram force kgf 9.80665 N ikilogram forceUnit of force equal to the gravitational force on a mass of one kilogram. Kilo Newton kN 1e+03 N Sthene Sthene 1e+03 N iStheneMetric unit of force, part of the metre-tonne-second system sometimes used by European engineers. One sthene is the force required to accelerate a mass of one tonne at a rate of 1 m/s2. Thus the sthene is equal to the kilonewton kip kip 4.44822e+03 N ikipInformal unit of force, sometimes used by engineers to express the amount of weight borne by a structure. One kip equals 1000 pounds (453.59 kilograms) of force or about 4.4482 kilonewtons The name of the unit is an abbreviation of kilopound. ton force US tnf US 8.89644e+03 N iton force USTraditional unit of force, equal to 2000 pounds of force (about 8.8964 kilonewtons) in the U.S ton force UK tnf UK 9.96402e+03 N iton force UKTraditional unit of force, equal to 2240 pounds of force (about 9.9640 kilonewtons) in Britain.