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Units of Force

Description

 • Force has the dimension length mass per time squared. The SI unit of force is the newton, which is defined as a kilogram meter per second squared.
 • Maple knows the units of force listed in the following table.

 Name Symbols Context Alternate Spellings Prefixes newton N SI * newtons SI gramforce gf SI * gramforces SI pond standard * ponds sthene standard * sthenes SI dyne dyn standard * dynes SI ounceforce ozf standard * ounceforces poundforce lbf standard * poundforces tonforce tonf standard * tonforces kipf standard * kipfs kip avoirdupois * kips poundal standard * poundals planck_force planck * planck_forces

 An asterisk ( * ) indicates the default context, an at sign (@) indicates an abbreviation, and under the prefixes column, SI indicates that the unit takes all SI prefixes, IEC indicates that the unit takes IEC prefixes, and SI+ and SI- indicate that the unit takes only positive and negative SI prefixes, respectively.  Refer to a unit in the Units package by indexing the name or symbol with the context, for example, newton[SI] or lbf[standard]; or, if the context is indicated as the default, by using only the unit name or symbol, for example, newton or lbf.
 The units of force are defined as follows.
 A gramforce is defined as the force of gravity on a gram, that is, acceleration_of_free_fall*gram.
 A pond is another term for the gramforce.
 A dyne is defined as a gram centimeter per second squared.
 A sthene is defined as a tonne meter per second squared.
 An ounceforce is defined as the force of gravity on an avoirdupois ounce, that is, acceleration_of_free_fall*ounce.
 A poundforce is defined as the force of gravity on an avoirdupois pound, that is, acceleration_of_free_fall*pound.
 A tonforce is defined as the force of gravity on a short ton, that is, acceleration_of_free_fall*ton.
 A kip or kipf is defined as $1000$ poundforces.
 A poundal is defined as an avoirdupois pound international foot per second squared.
 A planck force is defined as a planck length times planck mass per planck time cubed.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{convert}\left('N','\mathrm{dimensions}','\mathrm{base}'=\mathrm{true}\right)$
 $\frac{{\mathrm{length}}{}{\mathrm{mass}}}{{{\mathrm{time}}}^{{2}}}$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{convert}\left(1,'\mathrm{units}','N','\mathrm{kilogramforce}'\right)$
 $\frac{{20000}}{{196133}}$ (2)
 > $\mathrm{convert}\left(1,'\mathrm{units}','\mathrm{dyne}','\mathrm{ozf}'\right)$
 $\frac{{320000000}}{{8896443230521}}$ (3)
 > $\mathrm{convert}\left(2400.,'\mathrm{units}','\mathrm{kipf}','N'\right)$
 ${1.067573188}{}{{10}}^{{7}}$ (4)