Units of Force
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.
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.
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