Convert **poundal** to **joule per meter**

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Poundal (pdl or pl) is the unit of force in the British absolute system of units, used in engineering. One poundal is the force that accelerates a mass of 1 pound at a rate of one foot per second per second. This force is equal to approximately 0.138255 newtons. Today newton, is the preferred unit of force in engineering and technical work. Poundal was invented in the 1870s by the British mathematician James Thomson.

Joule is defined to be the work done by a force of one newton acting to move an object through a distance of one meter in the direction in which the force is applied. So joule per meter is equal to newton.

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