# Force

 value unit dyne - g cm/s2 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 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. 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. lbf 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. kgf ikilogram forceUnit of force equal to the gravitational force on a mass of one kilogram. kN iKilo Newton Sthene 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 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. tnf US iton force USTraditional unit of force, equal to 2000 pounds of force (about 8.8964 kilonewtons) in the U.S tnf UK iton force UKTraditional unit of force, equal to 2240 pounds of force (about 9.9640 kilonewtons) in Britain.