# Centimeters Per Second to Feet Per Second Converter

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## Conversion Table

 centimeters per second to feet per second cm/s fps 10 cm/s 0.3281 fps 20 cm/s 0.6562 fps 30 cm/s 0.9843 fps 40 cm/s 1.3123 fps 50 cm/s 1.6404 fps 60 cm/s 1.9685 fps 70 cm/s 2.2966 fps 80 cm/s 2.6247 fps 90 cm/s 2.9528 fps 100 cm/s 3.2808 fps 110 cm/s 3.6089 fps 120 cm/s 3.937 fps 130 cm/s 4.2651 fps 140 cm/s 4.5932 fps 150 cm/s 4.9213 fps 160 cm/s 5.2493 fps 170 cm/s 5.5774 fps 180 cm/s 5.9055 fps 190 cm/s 6.2336 fps 200 cm/s 6.5617 fps

## How to convert

1 centimeter per second (cm/s) = 0.032808399 foot per second (fps). Centimeter Per Second (cm/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Foot Per Second (fps) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system.

## Centimeters per second: A unit of speed

Centimeters per second (cm/s) is a unit of speed or velocity in the International System of Units (SI). It measures how fast an object is moving by calculating the distance traveled in centimeters divided by the time taken in seconds. For example, if a snail travels 10 centimeters in 10 seconds, its speed is 1 cm/s.

## How to convert centimeters per second

Centimeters per second can be converted to other units of speed or velocity by using simple conversion factors. Here are some common units and their conversion factors:

• Meters per second (m/s): To convert from cm/s to m/s, divide by 100. To convert from m/s to cm/s, multiply by 100. For example, 1 cm/s is equal to 0.01 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 1000 cm/s.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from cm/s to km/h, multiply by 0.036. To convert from km/h to cm/s, divide by 0.036. For example, 1 cm/s is equal to 0.036 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 1388.89 cm/s.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from cm/s to mph, multiply by 0.0223694. To convert from mph to cm/s, divide by 0.0223694. For example, 1 cm/s is equal to 0.0223694 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 1341.12 cm/s.
• Knots (kn): To convert from cm/s to kn, multiply by 0.0194384. To convert from kn to cm/s, divide by 0.0194384. For example, 1 cm/s is equal to 0.0194384 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 771.61 cm/s.
• Feet per second (ft/s): To convert from cm/s to ft/s, multiply by 0.0328084. To convert from ft/s to cm/s, divide by 0.0328084. For example, 1 cm/s is equal to 0.0328084 ft/s, and 40 ft/s is equal to 1219.2 cm/s.
• Miles per second (mi/s): To convert from cm/s to mi/s, multiply by 0.00000621371. To convert from mi/s to cm/s, divide by 0.00000621371. For example, 1 cm/s is equal to 0.00000621371 mi/s, and 1 mi/s is equal to 160934 cm/s.

## Where centimeters per second are used

Centimeters per second are mainly used in biology and medicine to measure the speed or velocity of small organisms and processes.

For example, the average speed of a common snail is about 1 cm/s.

The average speed of blood flow in capillaries is about 0.5 cm/s.

The average speed of nerve impulses in the human body is about 100 cm/s.

## Definition of centimeters per second

According to the SI definition, one centimeter per second is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one centimeter in a time of one second.

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

where v is the speed or velocity in centimeters per second, s is the distance traveled in centimeters, and t is the time taken in seconds.

## History of centimeters per second

The concept of speed or velocity has been studied since ancient times by philosophers and scientists such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, etc.

The centimeter was originally derived from the meter in the late 18th century as one hundredth of a meter.

The second was originally defined in terms of the Earth’s rotation as one eighty-six thousand four hundredth of a mean solar day.

The combination of these two units resulted in the centimeter per second as a unit of speed or velocity.

The centimeter per second was officially adopted as part of the SI system in 1960.

## Example conversions of centimeters per second to other units

Here are some examples of converting centimeters per second to other units of speed or velocity:

• 1 cm/s = 0.01 m/s = 0.036 km/h = 0.0223694 mph = 0.0194384 kn = 0.0328084 ft/s = 0.00000621371 mi/s
• 2 cm/s = 0.02 m/s = 0.072 km/h = 0.0447388 mph = 0.0388768 kn = 0.0656168 ft/s = 0.0000124274 mi/s
• 5 cm/s = 0.05 m/s = 0.18 km/h = 0.111847 mph = 0.097192 kn = 0.164042 ft/s = 0.0000310685 mi/s
• 10 cm/s = 0.1 m/s = 0.36 km/h = 0.223694 mph = 0.194384 kn = 0.328084 ft/s = 0.0000621371 mi/s
• 20 cm/s = 0.2 m/s = 0.72 km/h = 0.447388 mph = 0.388769 kn = 0.656169 ft/s = 0.000124274 mi/s
• 50 cm/s = 0.5 m/s = 1.8 km/h = 1.11847 mph = 0.97192 kn = 1.64042 ft/s = 0.000310685 mi/s
• 100 cm/s = 1 m/s = 3.6 km/h = 2.23694 mph = 1.94384 kn = 3.28084 ft/s = 0.000621371 mi/s
Centimeters per second also can be marked as cm/s and Centimetres per second (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## Feet per second: A unit of speed

Feet per second (ft/s) is a unit of speed or velocity in the US customary and imperial systems. It measures how fast an object is moving by calculating the distance traveled in feet divided by the time taken in seconds. For example, if a person walks 10 feet in 2 seconds, their speed is 5 ft/s.

## How to convert feet per second

Feet per second can be converted to other units of speed or velocity by using simple conversion factors. Here are some common units and their conversion factors:

• Meters per second (m/s): To convert from ft/s to m/s, multiply by 0.3048. To convert from m/s to ft/s, divide by 0.3048. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.3048 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 32.8084 ft/s.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from ft/s to km/h, multiply by 1.09728. To convert from km/h to ft/s, divide by 1.09728. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 1.09728 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 45.8734 ft/s.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from ft/s to mph, multiply by 0.681818. To convert from mph to ft/s, divide by 0.681818. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.681818 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 44 ft/s.
• Knots (kn): To convert from ft/s to kn, multiply by 0.592484. To convert from kn to ft/s, divide by 0.592484. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.592484 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 25.3281 ft/s.
• Inches per second (in/s): To convert from ft/s to in/s, multiply by 12. To convert from in/s to ft/s, divide by 12. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 12 in/s, and 20 in/s is equal to 1.66667 ft/s.
• Miles per second (mi/s): To convert from ft/s to mi/s, multiply by 0.000189394. To convert from mi/s to ft/s, divide by 0.000189394. For example, 1 ft/s is equal to 0.000189394 mi/s, and 1 mi/s is equal to 5280 ft/s.

## Where feet per second are used

Feet per second are mainly used in engineering and aviation to measure the speed or velocity of machines and aircrafts.

For example, the speed of sound in air at sea level is about 343 m/s or about 1125 ft/s.

The maximum speed of a Boeing 747 jet airliner is about 988 km/h or about 2717 ft/s.

The average speed of a bullet fired from a handgun is about 1200 ft/s.

## Definition of feet per second

According to the US customary and imperial systems definition, one foot per second is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one foot in a time of one second.

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

where v is the speed or velocity in feet per second, s is the distance traveled in feet, and t is the time taken in seconds.

## History of feet per second

The concept of speed or velocity has been studied since ancient times by philosophers and scientists such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, etc.

The foot was originally derived from the Roman foot which was defined as one third of a yard or about 11.65 inches.

The second was originally defined in terms of the Earth’s rotation as one eighty-six thousand four hundredth of a mean solar day.

The combination of these two units resulted in the foot per second as a unit of speed or velocity.

The foot per second was officially adopted as part of the US customary and imperial systems in the late 18th century.

## Example conversions of feet per second to other units

Here are some examples of converting feet per second to other units of speed or velocity:

1 ft/s = 0.3048 m/s = 1.09728 km/h = 0.681818 mph = 0.592484 kn = 12 in/s = 0.000189394 mi/s
2 ft/s = 0.6096 m/s = 2.19456 km/h = 1.36364 mph = 1.18497 kn = 24 in/s = 0.000378788 mi/s
5 ft/s = 1.524 m/s = 5.4864 km/h = 3.40909 mph = 2.96241 kn = 60 in/s = 0.00094697 mi/s
10 ft/s = 3.048 m/s = 10.9728 km/h = 6.81818 mph = 5.92482 kn = 120 in/s = 0.00189394 mi/s
20 ft/s = 6.096 m/s = 21.9456 km/h = 13.6364 mph = 11.8496 kn = 240 in/s = 0.00378788 mi/s
50 ft/s = 15.24 m/s = 54.864 km/h = 34.0909 mph = 29.6241 kn = 600 in/s = 0.0094697 mi/s
100 ft/s = 30.48 m/s = 109.728 km/h = 68.1818 mph = 59.2482 kn = 1200 in/s = 0.0189394 mi/s

Foot per second also can be marked as fps.

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