SI unit of force

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What is the definition for Newton
 

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Its the SI unit of force equal to the force required to accelerate 1kg at 1 g (9.8m/s^2).
 
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Is it not the force required to accelerate a 1kg mass at 1m/s^2?

Doug
 
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Originally posted by Doug
Is it not the force required to accelerate a 1kg mass at 1m/s^2?

Doug
Yes, 1 Newton of force will accelerate a mass of 1 Kg at 1 m/s^2.

The kilogram is sometimes used as a measure of weight, mostly outside the realm of science; 1 kg weight being equivalent to 9.8 newtons. As far as SI units go, a mass of 1 kg weighs 9.8 newtons, newtons being the SI unit of force/weight. That's on earth, of course.
 
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