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To me it seems to come out to be kg/(m*s^2). Is this somehow equivalent to N/m^2?

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Use the fact that N = kg m/s^2 . – Dimensio1n0 Sep 10 '13 at 5:17

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By definition

1 N = 1 kg m/s^2

To remember this, remember F = ma. The left hand side has units of force. The right hand side is kg * (m/s^2).

dividing both sides by m^2, we get

1 N/m^2 = 1 kg / (m s^2)

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