Definition of newton
: the unit of force in the meterkilogramsecond system equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one meter per second per second to a mass of one kilogram
Origin and Etymology of newton
Sir Isaac Newton
First Known Use: 1904
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Sir Isaac 1642–1727 Eng. math. & physicist
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: the unit of force in the metric system equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one meter per second per second to a mass of one kilogram
Biographical Note for newton
Newton
,Sir Isaac
(1642–1727), British physicist and mathematician. One of the greatest figures in the history of science, Newton made great fundamental discoveries in mathematics and physical science including the method of fluxions (now known as differential calculus); laws concerning the composition of white light and the transmission of light through various media, upon which he built the foundation for the science of optics; and the law of gravitation. The newton unit of force was named in his honor in 1904.Learn More about newton

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