How to write units
Units named after people.
The person's name starts with a capital letter.
The unit starts with a small letter
the abbreviation of the unit starts with a capital letter
Isaac Newton, force unit newton, abbreviation N
Blaise Pascal, pressure unit pascal, abbreviation Pa
You can write a unit in different forms
Newton's second law F = ma
Force in newtons equals mass times acceleration
so N = kg m/s^2
so the unit of the newton is also a kg m/s^2
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
10 October 2005