# Feet Per Hour to Centimeters Per Second Converter

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## Conversion Table

 feet per hour to centimeters per second ft/h cm/s 100 ft/h 0.8467 cm/s 200 ft/h 1.6933 cm/s 300 ft/h 2.54 cm/s 400 ft/h 3.3867 cm/s 500 ft/h 4.2333 cm/s 600 ft/h 5.08 cm/s 700 ft/h 5.9267 cm/s 800 ft/h 6.7733 cm/s 900 ft/h 7.62 cm/s 1000 ft/h 8.4667 cm/s 1100 ft/h 9.3133 cm/s 1200 ft/h 10.16 cm/s 1300 ft/h 11.0067 cm/s 1400 ft/h 11.8533 cm/s 1500 ft/h 12.7 cm/s 1600 ft/h 13.5467 cm/s 1700 ft/h 14.3933 cm/s 1800 ft/h 15.24 cm/s 1900 ft/h 16.0867 cm/s 2000 ft/h 16.9333 cm/s

## How to convert

1 foot per hour (ft/h) = 0.008466667 centimeter per second (cm/s). Foot Per Hour (ft/h) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Centimeter Per Second (cm/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

## Definition of Feet Per Hour

Feet per hour (f/h) is a unit of speed that measures how fast something is moving in terms of feet per unit of time. It is a US Standard unit that is derived from the base unit of length, the foot, and the base unit of time, the hour. It is rarely used however, as the units of feet per second and miles per hour are considered sufficient for most situations.

One foot per hour is equal to 0.000084666666666667 meters per second, or 0.0003048 kilometers per hour. It can also be converted to other units of speed, such as miles per hour, knots, or meters per second, by using appropriate conversion factors.

## How to Convert Feet Per Hour

To convert feet per hour to other units of speed, we need to multiply or divide by the corresponding conversion factors. For example, to convert feet per hour to miles per hour, we need to multiply by 0.0001893939394, since there are 0.0001893939394 miles in one foot. To convert feet per hour to meters per second, we need to multiply by 0.000084666666666667, since there are 0.000084666666666667 meters in one foot.

Here are some examples of how to convert feet per hour to other units of length in the US Standard system and the SI system:

• To convert 10 f/h to miles per hour (mph), we multiply by 0.0001893939394: 10 f/h x 0.0001893939394 = 0.001893939394 mph
• To convert 20 f/h to feet per second (fps), we divide by 3600, since there are 3600 seconds in one hour: 20 f/h / 3600 = 0.005555555556 fps
• To convert 30 f/h to knots (kn), we multiply by 0.0001645788337, since there are 0.0001645788337 nautical miles in one foot: 30 f/h x 0.0001645788337 = 0.004937365011 kn
• To convert 40 f/h to meters per second (m/s), we multiply by 0.000084666666666667: 40 f/h x 0.000084666666666667 = 0.003386666667 m/s
• To convert 50 f/h to meters per minute (m/min), we multiply by 0.00508, since there are 0.00508 meters in one foot: 50 f/h x 0.00508 = 0.254 m/min
• To convert 60 f/h to centimeters per second (cm/s), we multiply by 100, since there are 100 centimeters in one meter, and multiply by 0.000084666666666667: 60 f/h x 100 x 0.000084666666666667 = 0.508 cm/s

## Where Feet Per Hour Are Used

Feet per hour are mainly used for measuring very slow speeds or velocities of objects or phenomena that move in terms of feet per unit of time. They are often used in scientific fields such as geology, biology, astronomy, and physics, where the speed or velocity of an object or phenomenon is very small compared to the usual units of speed.

For example, a glacier may have a speed of a few feet per hour, which means that it moves a few feet in one hour. A snail may have a speed of up to 47 feet per hour, which means that it can travel up to 47 feet in one hour.1 A planet may have an orbital velocity of thousands of feet per hour, which means that it covers thousands of feet along its orbit in one hour.

Feet per hour are also used in some other fields where the speed or velocity of an object or phenomenon is measured in terms of feet per unit of time.

## History of Feet Per Hour

The origin of feet per hour as a unit of speed can be traced back to the development of the US Standard system and the foot as a unit of length in the late eighteenth century. The foot was defined as one third of a yard based on the English standard foot.

The term foot first appeared in English in the late fourteenth century, but it was not until later in the early nineteenth century that the use of feet per hour became more common; before that, other units such as inches per hour or yards per hour were preferred for expressing speed.

Feet per hour have been used ever since as a standard unit of speed for measuring very slow speeds or velocities of objects or phenomena that move in terms of feet per unit of time. They have also been adopted by some international organizations and conventions, such as the International System of Units and the International Astronomical Union.

## Example Conversions of Feet Per Hour to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert feet per hour to other units of speed, using the conversion factors given above:

• To convert 100 f/h to miles per hour, we multiply by 0.0001893939394: 100 f/h x 0.0001893939394 = 0.01893939394 mph
• To convert 200 f/h to feet per second, we divide by 3600: 200 f/h / 3600 = 0.05555555556 fps
• To convert 300 f/h to knots, we multiply by 0.0001645788337: 300 f/h x 0.0001645788337 = 0.04937365011 kn
• To convert 400 f/h to meters per second, we multiply by 0.000084666666666667: 400 f/h x 0.000084666666666667 = 0.03386666667 m/s
• To convert 500 f/h to meters per minute, we multiply by 0.00508: 500 f/h x 0.00508 = 2.54 m/min
• To convert 600 f/h to centimeters per second, we multiply by 100 and multiply by 0.000084666666666667: 600 f/h x 100 x 0.000084666666666667 = 5.08 cm/s
• To convert 700 f/h to millimeters per minute, we multiply by 1000, since there are 1000 millimeters in one meter, and multiply by 0.00508: 700 f/h x 1000 x 0.00508 = 3556 mm/min
Foot per hour also can be marked as foot/hour.

## 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).

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