# Feet Per Hour to Feet Per Second Converter

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## Conversion Table

 feet per hour to feet per second ft/h fps 10 ft/h 0.1667 fps 20 ft/h 0.3333 fps 30 ft/h 0.5 fps 40 ft/h 0.6667 fps 50 ft/h 0.8333 fps 60 ft/h 1 fps 70 ft/h 1.1667 fps 80 ft/h 1.3333 fps 90 ft/h 1.5 fps 100 ft/h 1.6667 fps 110 ft/h 1.8333 fps 120 ft/h 2 fps 130 ft/h 2.1667 fps 140 ft/h 2.3333 fps 150 ft/h 2.5 fps 160 ft/h 2.6667 fps 170 ft/h 2.8333 fps 180 ft/h 3 fps 190 ft/h 3.1667 fps 200 ft/h 3.3333 fps

## How to convert

1 foot per hour (ft/h) = 0.016666667 foot per second (fps). Foot Per Hour (ft/h) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Foot Per Second (fps) is a unit of Speed used in Standard 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.

## 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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