what is a newton in physics?

As per the international system of units (often abbreviated to SI), the Newton is the derived unit of force which is denoted by the symbol ‘N’. This unit is named after the English mathematician and physicist Sir Issac Newton (who is regarded by many as the “Father of calculus”). One Newton of force can be defined as the amount of force required to accelerate an object having a mass of one kilogram at a rate of one meter per square second in the same direction as the direction of the applied force. The SI base units of the Newton is kilogram.meter.second-2 (or kg.m.s-2). The force (in Newtons) can be calculated as the product of the mass of the object (to which the force was applied) and the resulting acceleration of the object.

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