From ProofWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


MKS is the metre-kilogram-second standard system of units of measurement.

MKS Base Units

MKS base units
Name Unit symbol Dimension Symbol
metre $\mathrm m$ Length $l$
kilogram $\mathrm {kg}$ Mass $m$
second $\mathrm s$ Time $t$

MKS Derived Units


The newton is the SI unit of force.

It is defined as being:

The amount of force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram at a rate of one metre per second squared.
\(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds 1\) newton
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 10^5\) dynes
\(\ds \) \(\approx\) \(\ds 0.2248\) pounds (force)

Also see