# Newton conversions

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## About Newton

The **newton** is the SI derived unit of force.

One newton (N) is equal to 1,000,000 micronewtons (μN), or 1,000 millinewtons (mN), or 100 centinewtons (cN), or 0.1 decanewtons (daN), or 0.001 kilonewtons (kN) or 10^{-6} meganewtons (MN), which are units of force in the SI.

The newton represents the amount of force needed to accelerate a mass of one kilogram to one meter per second squared:

1 N = 1 kg × 1 m/s^{2}

Symbol: N

Plural: Newtons

## Subdivisions and multiples of the newton using SI prefixes

Subdivisions of the newton | ||
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Name | Symbol | Value |

decinewton | dN | 10^{-1} N |

centinewton | cN | 10^{-2} N |

millinewton | mN | 10^{-3} N |

micronewton | μN | 10^{-6} N |

nanonewton | nN | 10^{-9} N |

piconewton | pN | 10^{-12} N |

femtonewton | fN | 10^{-15} N |

attonewton | aN | 10^{-18} N |

zeptonewton | zN | 10^{-21} N |

yoctonewton | yN | 10^{-24} N |

Multiples of the newton | ||
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Name | Symbol | Value |

decanewton | daN | 10^{1} N |

hectonewton | hN | 10^{2} N |

kilonewton | kN | 10^{3} N |

meganewton | MN | 10^{6} N |

giganewton | GN | 10^{9} N |

teranewton | TN | 10^{12} N |

petanewton | PN | 10^{15} N |

exanewton | EN | 10^{18} N |

zettanewton | ZN | 10^{21} N |

yottanewton | YN | 10^{24} N |