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Force is measured in what?

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in physics a force is any influence that cause an object to undergo a change in shape. a force is that which can cause an object with mass to change velocity. force can also be destined by intuitive concepts such as push and pull, a force has both magnitude and direction making it a vector quantity, F=ma

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Units of force
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(SI unit) dyne kilogram-force,
kilopond pound-force poundal
1 N ? 1 kgm/s = 105dyn ? 0.10197 kp ? 0.22481 lbF ? 7.2330 pdl
1 dyn = 10?5 N ? 1 gcm/s ? 1.019710?6kp ? 2.248110?6lbF ? 7.233010?5pdl
1 kp = 9.80665 N = 980665 dyn ? gn(1 kg) ? 2.2046 lbF ? 70.932 pdl
1 lbF ? 4.448222 N ? 444822 dyn ? 0.45359 kp ? gn(1 lb) ? 32.174 pdl
1 pdl ? 0.138255 N ? 13825 dyn ? 0.014098 kp ? 0.031081 lbF ? 1 lbft/s
The value of gn as used in the official definition of the kilogram-force is used here for all gravitational units.

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Force is measured in [kg.m / sec^2] which is also known as Newton [N].
[Kg.m /sec^2] because force = mass (kg) x acceleration (m/sec^2)
Newton [N] Because Newton's 2nd law stated the law of the force -> Force = mass x acceleration.

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Correct. There are of course alternative unites such as the dyne: 1 dyne = g cm / s^2.
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Force is measured in joules because its initial measured is always in Newtons. The resulting quantity is expressed in joules with the distance that is in meters. Joule represents a unit of energy.

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No. Joules are units of energy, not force. Joule per meter would be force.
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