Convert lbs to newtons
Please provide values below to convert pound-force [lbf] to newton [N], or vice versa.
Definition: The pound-force (symbol: lbf) is a unit of force used in the English Engineering System and the British Gravitational System. It is defined as the gravitational force exerted on a mass of one avoirdupois pound under the condition of standard gravity (9.80665 m/s2). Under this definition, with mass in terms of slugs, one pound-force is equal to 1 slug·foot/second2.
History/origin: The pound-force is part of the foot-pound-second (FPS) system of units. Until 1901, when the General Conference of Weights and Measures adopted a standard acceleration due to gravity of 9.80665 m/s2, the pound-force was not precisely defined.
Current use: After the adoption of the International System of Units (SI), the newton, an SI derived unit of force, became the preferred unit of measurement of force. Although the pound-force may still be used in certain contexts, it is not a widely used unit of measurement.
Definition: The newton (symbol: N) is the SI (International System of Units) derived unit of force. It is defined as 1 kilogram·meter/second2.
History/origin: The unit newton is named after Isaac Newton for his contribution to classical mechanics – particularly his second law of motion, which states that the rate of change of momentum of a body is directly proportional to the applied force, and that this change in momentum occurs in the direction of the applied force.
Current use: As an SI derived unit of force, the newton is the preferred unit of force, and is widely used in scientific contexts, particularly in physics. In everyday use, units such as the pound-force are sometimes used in place of newtons in countries like the United States.
Pound-force to Newton Conversion Table
|Pound-force [lbf]||Newton [N]|
|0.01 lbf||0.0444822162 N|
|0.1 lbf||0.4448221615 N|
|1 lbf||4.4482216153 N|
|2 lbf||8.8964432305 N|
|3 lbf||13.3446648458 N|
|5 lbf||22.2411080763 N|
|10 lbf||44.4822161525 N|
|20 lbf||88.9644323051 N|
|50 lbf||222.4110807627 N|
|100 lbf||444.8221615255 N|
|1000 lbf||4448.2216152548 N|
How to Convert Pound-force to Newton
1 lbf = 4.4482216153 N
1 N = 0.2248089431 lbf
Example: convert 15 lbf to N:
15 lbf = 15 × 4.4482216153 N = 66.7233242288 N