# Newton Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in newtons below to convert to another unit of force.

## What Is a Newton?

A newton is a unit used to measure force.

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as N; for example, 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula: 1 N = 1 kgm / s2

### Background and Origin

The unit was named for sir Isaac Newton in 1948, in recognition of his work laying the foundation in classical mechanics. Newton is most recognized for his second law of motion, which defines the formula used to calculate force to this day.

Newton's second law of motion states: F = ma

Force (F) is equal to mass (m) times acceleration (a).

## How Much Is a Newton?

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.[1]

## How to Convert Newtons

To convert newtons to another unit of force, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[2]

You can find the conversion factors for newtons in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the force measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

newtons × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

## Newton Conversion Table

Common newton values and equivalent imperial and metric force measurements
newtons nanonewtons micronewtons millinewtons kilonewtons meganewtons gram-force kilogram-force pound-force ounce-force dynes poundals
1 N 1,000,000,000 nN 1,000,000 μN 1,000 mN 0.001 kN 0.000001 MN 101.97162 gf 0.101972 kgf 0.224809 lbf 3.596943 ozf 100,000 dyn 7.233014 pdl
2 N 2,000,000,000 nN 2,000,000 μN 2,000 mN 0.002 kN 0.000002 MN 203.94324 gf 0.203943 kgf 0.449618 lbf 7.193886 ozf 200,000 dyn 14.466028 pdl
3 N 3,000,000,000 nN 3,000,000 μN 3,000 mN 0.003 kN 0.000003 MN 305.91486 gf 0.305915 kgf 0.674427 lbf 10.790829 ozf 300,000 dyn 21.699042 pdl
4 N 4,000,000,000 nN 4,000,000 μN 4,000 mN 0.004 kN 0.000004 MN 407.88648 gf 0.407886 kgf 0.899236 lbf 14.387772 ozf 400,000 dyn 28.932056 pdl
5 N 5,000,000,000 nN 5,000,000 μN 5,000 mN 0.005 kN 0.000005 MN 509.8581 gf 0.509858 kgf 1.124045 lbf 17.984716 ozf 500,000 dyn 36.16507 pdl
6 N 6,000,000,000 nN 6,000,000 μN 6,000 mN 0.006 kN 0.000006 MN 611.82972 gf 0.61183 kgf 1.348854 lbf 21.581659 ozf 600,000 dyn 43.398084 pdl
7 N 7,000,000,000 nN 7,000,000 μN 7,000 mN 0.007 kN 0.000007 MN 713.80134 gf 0.713801 kgf 1.573663 lbf 25.178602 ozf 700,000 dyn 50.631097 pdl
8 N 8,000,000,000 nN 8,000,000 μN 8,000 mN 0.008 kN 0.000008 MN 815.77296 gf 0.815773 kgf 1.798472 lbf 28.775545 ozf 800,000 dyn 57.864111 pdl
9 N 9,000,000,000 nN 9,000,000 μN 9,000 mN 0.009 kN 0.000009 MN 917.74458 gf 0.917745 kgf 2.02328 lbf 32.372488 ozf 900,000 dyn 65.097125 pdl
10 N 10,000,000,000 nN 10,000,000 μN 10,000 mN 0.01 kN 0.00001 MN 1,020 gf 1.019716 kgf 2.248089 lbf 35.969431 ozf 1,000,000 dyn 72.330139 pdl
11 N 11,000,000,000 nN 11,000,000 μN 11,000 mN 0.011 kN 0.000011 MN 1,122 gf 1.121688 kgf 2.472898 lbf 39.566374 ozf 1,100,000 dyn 79.563153 pdl
12 N 12,000,000,000 nN 12,000,000 μN 12,000 mN 0.012 kN 0.000012 MN 1,224 gf 1.223659 kgf 2.697707 lbf 43.163317 ozf 1,200,000 dyn 86.796167 pdl
13 N 13,000,000,000 nN 13,000,000 μN 13,000 mN 0.013 kN 0.000013 MN 1,326 gf 1.325631 kgf 2.922516 lbf 46.76026 ozf 1,300,000 dyn 94.029181 pdl
14 N 14,000,000,000 nN 14,000,000 μN 14,000 mN 0.014 kN 0.000014 MN 1,428 gf 1.427603 kgf 3.147325 lbf 50.357203 ozf 1,400,000 dyn 101.262195 pdl
15 N 15,000,000,000 nN 15,000,000 μN 15,000 mN 0.015 kN 0.000015 MN 1,530 gf 1.529574 kgf 3.372134 lbf 53.954147 ozf 1,500,000 dyn 108.495209 pdl
16 N 16,000,000,000 nN 16,000,000 μN 16,000 mN 0.016 kN 0.000016 MN 1,632 gf 1.631546 kgf 3.596943 lbf 57.55109 ozf 1,600,000 dyn 115.728223 pdl
17 N 17,000,000,000 nN 17,000,000 μN 17,000 mN 0.017 kN 0.000017 MN 1,734 gf 1.733518 kgf 3.821752 lbf 61.148033 ozf 1,700,000 dyn 122.961237 pdl
18 N 18,000,000,000 nN 18,000,000 μN 18,000 mN 0.018 kN 0.000018 MN 1,835 gf 1.835489 kgf 4.046561 lbf 64.744976 ozf 1,800,000 dyn 130.194251 pdl
19 N 19,000,000,000 nN 19,000,000 μN 19,000 mN 0.019 kN 0.000019 MN 1,937 gf 1.937461 kgf 4.27137 lbf 68.341919 ozf 1,900,000 dyn 137.427265 pdl
20 N 20,000,000,000 nN 20,000,000 μN 20,000 mN 0.02 kN 0.00002 MN 2,039 gf 2.039432 kgf 4.496179 lbf 71.938862 ozf 2,000,000 dyn 144.660278 pdl

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## References

1. Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force, Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/calibrations/j61jab.pdf
2. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

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