# Force

Force on a particle having mass m is given by,

$$\vec{F} = m\vec{a}$$

Where, $$\vec{a}$$ is the acceleration of the particle.

• SI unit of force is Newton ( N ), which is equal to kilogram metre per second ( kg m s-1 ).
CGS unit of force is dyne.

## Learn some extra:

### What is the value of 1N in terms of fundamental units?

As we know that,
F = ma
So, 1N = 1 kg × 1m s-2
Or, 1N = 1 kg m s-2
So, the value of 1N in terms of fundamental units is 1 kg m s-2.

### What is the value of 1dyne in terms of cgs units?

As we know that,
F = ma
So, 1dyne = 1 g × 1cm s-2
Or, 1dyne = 1 g cm s-2
So, the value of 1dyne in terms of cgs units is 1 g cm s-2.

### What is the relation between newton and dyne?

As we know that,
F = ma
So, 1N = 1 kg × 1m s-2
Or, 1N = 103g × 102cm s-2
Or, 1N = 105 g cm s-2
Or, 1N = 105 dyne
So, the 1N is equal to 105 dyne.