unit of force

u·nit of force

1. CGS system: dyne;
2. FPS system: poundal;
3. MKS system and SI: newton.

unit of force

An arbitrary measure of a certain amount of force. For example, a dyne is the amount of force acting continuously on a mass of 1 g that will accelerate the mass 1 cm per second.
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His chief contribution to science was his studies of the electron and his monumental work on the "Identification of Matter and Energy," wherein he established, beyond cavil and for all time, that the ultimate unit of matter and the ultimate unit of force were identical.
Questions included the number of chromosomes in a body cell (46), the name of the first Labour prime minister (Ramsay MacDonald) and the name of the unit of force (Newton).
The SI unit of force is named after which scientist?
G-force is measured as a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; it is used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated.
At a higher speed, the volume of muscle used per unit of force was greater for backward running.
For example, using SICOR on low-density polypropylene with a cyanoacrylate created a bond four times stronger than that created by corona discharge alone, while tests of Acetal (the common name for a difficult-to-bond polymer) using two types of silicone sealants showed a strength rating of up to 24 newtons (the unit of force required to detach a 0.5 mm layer of a silicone sealant from the surface of a 1 cm width of SICOR-modified Acetal substrate).