# Definition:MKS

## Definition

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

### Newton

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:
$1 \ \mathrm N = 1 \ \mathrm {kg} \ \mathrm m \ \mathrm s^{-2}$