# Centimeters Per Second to Miles Per Minute Converter

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## Conversion Table

 centimeters per second to miles per minute cm/s mi/min 1000 cm/s 0.3728 mi/min 2000 cm/s 0.7456 mi/min 3000 cm/s 1.1185 mi/min 4000 cm/s 1.4913 mi/min 5000 cm/s 1.8641 mi/min 6000 cm/s 2.2369 mi/min 7000 cm/s 2.6098 mi/min 8000 cm/s 2.9826 mi/min 9000 cm/s 3.3554 mi/min 10000 cm/s 3.7282 mi/min 11000 cm/s 4.1011 mi/min 12000 cm/s 4.4739 mi/min 13000 cm/s 4.8467 mi/min 14000 cm/s 5.2195 mi/min 15000 cm/s 5.5923 mi/min 16000 cm/s 5.9652 mi/min 17000 cm/s 6.338 mi/min 18000 cm/s 6.7108 mi/min 19000 cm/s 7.0836 mi/min 20000 cm/s 7.4565 mi/min

## How to convert

1 centimeter per second (cm/s) = 0.000372823 mile per minute (mi/min). Centimeter Per Second (cm/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Mile Per Minute (mi/min) 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).

## Miles per minute: a unit of speed

Miles per minute is a unit of speed that measures how many miles an object travels in one minute. It is commonly used in the United States and some other countries that use the imperial or US customary system of measurement. One mile per minute is equal to 60 miles per hour or 96.56 kilometers per hour.

### How to convert miles per minute

To convert miles per minute to other units of speed, we can use the following formulas:

• To convert miles per minute to miles per hour, multiply by 60. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 60 = 180 miles per hour.
• To convert miles per minute to feet per second, multiply by 88. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 88 = 264 feet per second.
• To convert miles per minute to kilometers per hour, multiply by 96.56. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 96.56 = 289.68 kilometers per hour.
• To convert miles per minute to meters per second, multiply by 26.8224. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 26.8224 = 80.4672 meters per second.
• To convert miles per minute to knots, multiply by 51.852. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 51.852 = 155.556 knots.
• To convert miles per minute to mach, divide by 49.17. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 / 49.17 = 0.061 mach.

### Where miles per minute are used

Miles per minute are used in various contexts and applications that involve speed or distance measurement. Some examples are:

• In aviation, miles per minute are used to measure the rate of climb or descent of an aircraft. For example, an aircraft that climbs at a rate of 5 miles per minute has a vertical speed of 300 feet per second or 1828 meters per minute.
• In rail transport, miles per minute are used to measure the speed of trains or locomotives. For example, a train that travels at a speed of 2 miles per minute has a horizontal speed of 120 miles per hour or 193 kilometers per hour.
• In sports, miles per minute are used to measure the pace or performance of runners or cyclists. For example, a runner who runs a mile in 4 minutes has a pace of 0.25 miles per minute or 15 minutes per mile.
• In engineering, miles per minute are used to measure the rotational speed of machines or devices. For example, a fan that rotates at a speed of 0.1 miles per minute has an angular speed of 6 degrees per second or 0.105 radians per second.

### Definition of the miles per minute

Miles per minute is defined as the ratio of the distance traveled in miles to the time elapsed in minutes. Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

Alternatively, it can be derived from the definition of the mile and the definition of the minute. A mile is defined as the length of one arc-minute along the equator of the Earth, which is approximately equal to 1609 meters. A minute is defined as one sixtieth of an hour, which is equal to 60 seconds.

### History of miles per minute

The origin of the mile as a unit of length can be traced back to ancient Rome, where it was defined as one thousand paces or steps (mille passus in Latin). The Roman mile was about 1480 meters long and was divided into eight stadia or furlongs, each consisting of 125 paces.

The origin of the minute as a unit of time can be traced back to ancient Babylon, where it was defined as one sixtieth of an hour (mina in Babylonian). The Babylonian hour was based on the sexagesimal system of counting, which used base 60 instead of base 10. The Babylonian minute was about 4 seconds long and was divided into 60 seconds.

The combination of the mile and the minute as a unit of speed was first used in the 17th century by astronomers and navigators, who needed to measure the angular speed of celestial objects or the linear speed of ships. For example, in 1676, the Danish astronomer Ole Romer used miles per minute to estimate the speed of light by observing the eclipses of Jupiter’s moons.

The use of miles per minute as a unit of speed became more widespread in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in the fields of transportation and engineering. For example, in 1804, the British engineer Richard Trevithick built the first steam locomotive that could reach a speed of one mile per minute. In 1903, the American brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered flight that could achieve a speed of two miles per minute.

The use of miles per minute as a unit of speed declined in the 20th and 21st centuries, as more countries adopted the metric system and its units of speed, such as kilometers per hour or meters per second. However, miles per minute are still used in some contexts and applications, especially in the United States and some other countries that use the imperial or US customary system of measurement.

### Example conversions of miles per minute to other units

Here are some examples of converting miles per minute to other units of speed:

• 1 mile per minute = 60 miles per hour
• 1 mile per minute = 88 feet per second
• 1 mile per minute = 96.56 kilometers per hour
• 1 mile per minute = 26.8224 meters per second
• 1 mile per minute = 51.852 knots
• 1 mile per minute = 0.0203 mach
• 1 mile per minute = 0.0000052 light speed
Miles per minute also can be marked as mile/minute.

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