A newton is the SI unit of force. It is equal to [math] 1 kg \times 1 \frac{m}{s^2}[/math]. This is roughly equal to the weight of an apple.


1 Newton is equal to:
.2248 pounds

9.8 newtons is roughly the force exerted by a 1 kilogram object on Earth.

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