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DYNE (dine) The
force required to accelerate a mass of one gram at a rate of one
centimeter per second squared
In physics, the dyne is a unit of force specified in the centimetregramsecond (CGS) system of units, a predecessor of the modern SI. One dyne is equal to exactly 10 micronewtons. Equivalently, the dyne is defined as "the force required to accelerate a mass of one gram at a rate of one centimetre per second squared":
1 dyn = 1 g·cm/s² = 10−5 kg·m/s² = 10 µN The dyne per centimetre is the unit usually associated with measuring surface tension. For example, the surface tension of distilled water is 72 dyn/cm at 25°C (77°F).
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