Sthene
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Sthene
sthène
Unit systemMetre-tonne-second system of units
Unit ofForce
Symbolsn
Conversions
MTS base units1 t?m/s2
SI units1 kN
British Gravitational System224.8089 lbf

The sthène (French: [st?n]; symbol sn), sometimes spelled (or misspelled) sthéne[1] or sthene[2] (from Ancient Greek: , romanizedsthénos, lit.'force'[3]), is an obsolete unit of force or thrust in the metre-tonne-second system of units (mts) introduced in France in 1919.[4] When proposed by the British Association in 1876, it was called the funal, but the name was changed by 1914.[1] The mts system was abandoned in favour of the mks system and has now been superseded by the Système International (SI).[2]

 1 sthène = 1 kilonewton[5] ? 101.9716 kilograms-force ? 224.8089 pounds-force ? 7,233.014 poundals

## References

1. ^ a b Fenna, Donald (2002). "m. t. s. system". A Dictionary Of Weights, Measures, and Units. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 281. ISBN 019-860522-6. sthéne force. Symbol sn. Metric-m.t.s. That which produces an acceleration of 1 m·s-2 when applied to a mass of 1 t[onne] = 1 kN. Originally called the funal when proposed by the British Association in 1876, it was renamed by 1914. It was authorized in France by statute of 1919 as part of the m-t-s system.
2. ^ a b Fenna, Donald (2002). "m. t. s. system". A Dictionary Of Weights, Measures, and Units. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 190. ISBN 019-860522-6. In the m.t.s. system the unit of force, for example, is the sthene, which gives an acceleration of 1 m·s-2 to a body of 1 t[onne]...
3. ^ Liddell, Henry; et al. (1843). A new Greek and English lexicon. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 1343. OCLC 23249577.
4. ^ "New units in the metric system--legally adopted in France". Scientific American Monthly. New York: Scientific American. 1920. p. 152. ISSN 0740-6495. OCLC 1765222.
5. ^ International conversion tables Stephen Naft, Ralph De Sola, P. H. Bigg - 1965 "Sthène (sn) per square metre. This also equals 10000 dyn/cm2."