# newton

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## newton

(N) [noo´ton]
the SI unit of force, being that when applied in a vacuum to a body having a mass of 1 kilogram accelerates it at the rate of 1 meter per second squared.

(nū'tŏn),

## new·ton (N),

(nū'tŏn),
Derived unit of force in the SI, expressed as meters-kilograms per second squared (m·kg s-2); equivalent to 105 dynes in the CGS system.
[Isaac Newton]

## newton

/new·ton/ (N) (noo´ton) the SI unit of force; that when applied in a vacuum to a body having a mass of 1 kilogram accelerates it at the rate of 1 meter per second squared.

## newton

[n(y)o̅o̅′tən]
Etymology: Isaac Newton, English scientist, 1642-1727
a unit of force in the SI system that imparts an acceleration to 1 kilogram of mass of 1 meter per second per second.

## new·ton

(nū'tŏn)
Derived unit of force in the SI system, expressed as meters-kilograms per second squared (m·kg·s-2); equivalent to 105 dynes in the CGS system.
[Sir Isaac Newton]

## newton

The unit of force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kg by 1 m per second per second. 1 N is equal to 100 000 dynes. (Sir Isaac Newton, 1642–1727, English mathematician, alchemist and physicist).

## Newton,

Sir Isaac, English physicist, 1642-1727.
newton - derived unit of force in the SI system.
Newton disk - a disk on which there are seven colored sectors, which, when rapidly rotated, appear white.
Newton law - the attractive force between any two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers. Synonym(s): law of gravitation
Newton rings - colored rings on thin surfaces.
newtonian aberration - the difference in focus or magnification of an image arising because of a difference in the refraction of different wavelengths composing white light. Synonym(s): chromatic aberration
newtonian constant of gravitation - a universal constant relating the gravitational force, attracting two masses toward each other when they are separated by a distance.
newtonian flow - the type of flow characteristic of a newtonian fluid.
newtonian fluid - a fluid in which flow and rate of shear are always proportional to the applied stress.
newtonian viscosity - the viscosity characteristics of a newtonian fluid.

## newton

; N metric unit of force; i.e. force acting on 1-kg body to cause it to accelerate at 1 metre per second (1m/s)

## newton

the SI unit of force; the force that, when acting continuously upon a mass of 1 kilogram, will impart to it an acceleration of 1 meter per second squared. Symbol N.
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His group also used light-trap technology to measure the horsepower of the minute motor and found it to be "about 5 piconewtons per stroke.
The thousands of bacteria in a colony can use their pili to tug on host cells with considerable total force--about 10,000 piconewtons, which So says is about the force of a human bite.
Tests indicate that loads of 5--6 piconewtons (1 pico means 10-12; while 1 newton equals the force that accelerates a mass of 1 kg [or 2.
The force he measured was feeble - amounting to just a few tens of piconewtons - but that is still enough to buoy up nanoscale objects.
Pushing the machine's parts with an atomic-force microscope tip to get them to move, he and his coworkers have had to exert some 10 billion times the few piconewtons of force the machine itself can generate.

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