###### Answer: Force can be expressed in newtons or pounds

The SI unit of force is the newton (symbol N) which is the force required to accelerate a one kilogram mass at a rate of one meter per second squared or kg·m·s . The corresponding CGS unit is the dyne the force required to accelerate a one gram mass by one centimeter per second squared or g·cm·s . A newton is thus equal to 100 000 dynes. The gravitational foot-pound-second English unit of force is the pound-force(lbf) defined as the force exe…

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In some contexts the term “pound” is used almost exclusively to refer to the unit of force and not the unit of mass. In those applications the preferred unit of mass is the slug i.e. lbf⋅s /ft. In other contexts the unit “pound” refers to a unit of mass. The international standard symbol for the pound as a unit of mass is lb. In the “engineering” systems (middle column) the weightof the mass unit (pound-mass) on Earth’s surface is approximately equal to the force unit (pound-force). This is convenient because one pound mass exe…

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