# What if the “actual” force to accelerate an object was hypothetically 400 x what it currently is? [closed]

Since f=ma, and we derive whatever the force it takes to accelerate a specific mass at a specific acceleration as a unit of force. I understand this ratio of actual force will always be the same in the entire universe but is there a reason why for example 1kg accelerated a 1m/s^2=1 N which is equivalent to .225 pound force. (don't focus so much that I am using pound force my main question is why is the actual force what it is, why not more why not less) This is a such a light force, but what if we didn't know any better and 1 N was equivalent to 100 pounds of force(instead of .225),(could you imagine if it took 100 pounds to accelerate 1kg mass at 1 ms^2) this would mean it would be very hard to accelerate objects and approx 400 x the force we are currently use to would be required to accelerate matter throughout the universe. This would then mean to accelerate a 10 kg object at 10 m/s ^2 would still be 100 N but since we are hypothetically pretending 1 N = 100 pounds this would then mean a 10 kg mass on earth would be 9,800 pounds. Now I know this is all hypothetical but my only question is why is any unit of force what it is for example 1 N is a very light amount of pressure why is the amount of force to accelerate 1 kg 1 m/s^2 not a heavier force or even a much lighter force. Is this just a constant value we "accept" or is there a reason why to break inertia at a specific acceleration equals what it does. Why isn't the force to accelerate 1 kg 1 m/s^2 not more or less then we are currently use to in this universe?. Why is the "actual force" what it is? Why not more why not less?? What if 1 N was very light like 1/100th the actual force it is now this would mean that using the f=ma everything would be 1/100th. But again why is "the actual for what it is". Maybe there is no reason and it is what it is. But that is an answer as well.

• Is there some specific situation that you have in mind? Essentially since everything else will scale with force there isn't going to a difference. Maybe you are asking specifically if humans were 400× times weaker, or something relating to human experiences. Is there a way to edit the question and make it more concise and specific? – ja72 Sep 22 '17 at 23:03
• Not sure where you're going with this. And, without paragraph breaks it is very hard to read. – hdhondt Sep 23 '17 at 0:43