poundal

Convert between poundals and other major units of force.

Convert between foot poundals and other major units of energy.

The unit of force in the British absolute system of units, a coherent, absolute system of units once used by British scientists, obsolete since the adoption of the International System of Units (SI). Abbreviation, pdl. One poundal is the force that accelerates a mass of 1 pound at a rate of one foot per second per second. One poundal is approximately 0.1382550 newton.

The poundal should not be confused with the pound force, a unit in the British gravitational system of units.

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