# What is magnetic force measured in?

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Dec 22, 2014

Force is always measured in Newtons(N) be it magnetic or electrical or mechanical. The unit of force won't change. What does change is the unit of the associated field. For e.g: Magnetic field is measured as Tesla(T) electric field is measured as Newtons/coulomb(N/C). So various fields have various units and specific formulas that relate the field intensity to the force experienced but force itself is always measured in Newtons or kilo-Newtons or micro-newtons depending on the context of your problem.

Dec 22, 2014

I am assuming units are what you are referring to when you say "what is magnetic force measured in?"

Force is always measured in Newtons(N) be it magnetic or electrical or mechanical. The unit of force won't change. What does change is the unit of the associated field. For e.g: Magnetic field is measured as Tesla(T) electric field is measured as Newtons/coulomb(N/C).

So various fields have various units and specific formulas that relate the field intensity to the force experienced but force itself is always measured in Newtons or kilo-Newtons or micro-Newtons depending on the context of your problem.