SI unit for mass = kg
Acceleration = distance/time2
SI unit for distance = m
SI unit for time s
Force is defined as mass times acceleration. Starting with SI base units, derive a unit for force. Using SI prefixes suggest a convenient unit for the force resulting from a collision with a 10-ton trailer truck moving at 55 miles per hour. (Assume 1 second deceleration time)
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