# Light Speed to Centimeters Per Minute Converter

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## Conversion Table

 light speed to centimeters per minute ls cm/min 1 ls 1798750000000 cm/min 2 ls 3597500000000 cm/min 3 ls 5396250000000 cm/min 4 ls 7195000000000 cm/min 5 ls 8993750000000 cm/min 6 ls 10792500000000 cm/min 7 ls 12591250000000 cm/min 8 ls 14390000000000 cm/min 9 ls 16188750000000 cm/min 10 ls 17987500000000 cm/min 11 ls 19786250000000 cm/min 12 ls 21585000000000 cm/min 13 ls 23383750000000 cm/min 14 ls 25182500000000 cm/min 15 ls 26981250000000 cm/min 16 ls 28780000000000 cm/min 17 ls 30578750000000 cm/min 18 ls 32377500000000 cm/min 19 ls 34176250000000 cm/min 20 ls 35975000000000 cm/min

## How to convert

1 light speed (ls) = 1.79875E+12 centimeter per minute (cm/min). Light Speed (ls) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Centimeter Per Minute (cm/min) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

## Definition of Light Speed

Light speed, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant that is exactly equal to 299,792,458 metres per second (approximately 300,000 kilometres per second; 186,000 miles per second; 671 million miles per hour). It is the speed at which light waves propagate through vacuum, and also the upper limit for the speed at which any form of matter or energy can travel through space. Light speed is an essential parameter in the theories of relativity and electromagnetism, and has relevance beyond the context of light and electromagnetic waves.

## How to Convert Light Speed

To convert light speed to other units of speed, we need to multiply or divide by the corresponding conversion factors. For example, to convert light speed to kilometers per hour, we need to multiply by 3,600, since there are 3,600 seconds in one hour. To convert light speed to miles per hour, we need to multiply by 2.2369362920544, since there are 2.2369362920544 miles in one kilometer.

Here are some examples of how to convert light speed to other units of length in the US Standard system and the SI system:

• To convert c to kilometers per hour (km/h), we multiply by 3,600: c x 3,600 = 1,079,252,848.8 km/h
• To convert c to miles per hour (mph), we multiply by 2.2369362920544: c x 2.2369362920544 = 670,616,629.384 mph
• To convert c to feet per second (fps), we multiply by 3.2808398950131, since there are 3.2808398950131 feet in one meter: c x 3.2808398950131 = 983,571,056.43 fps
• To convert c to knots (kn), we multiply by 1.9438444924406, since there are 1.9438444924406 nautical miles in one kilometer: c x 1.9438444924406 = 582,749,918.284 kn
• To convert c to meters per second (m/s), we use the exact value: c = 299,792,458 m/s
• To convert c to meters per minute (m/min), we multiply by 60, since there are 60 seconds in one minute: c x 60 = 17,987,547,480 m/min

## Where Light Speed Is Used

Light speed is used in various fields of science and technology where the properties and behavior of light and electromagnetic waves are studied or applied. For example:

• In astronomy and cosmology, light speed is used to measure astronomical distances and time scales, such as light-years and parsecs. It also determines the observable size and age of the universe and the effects of gravity on light such as gravitational lensing and gravitational redshift.
• In physics and engineering, light speed is used to calculate the energy and momentum of particles and fields using the famous equation E = mc2. It also sets the limit for causality and information transfer in physical systems.
• In communication and navigation, light speed is used to determine the delay and bandwidth of signals transmitted through various media such as optical fibers or radio waves. It also affects the accuracy and precision of measurements based on time-of-flight or Doppler effect methods.

## History of Light Speed

The concept of light speed has a long history that spans across different cultures and disciplines. Some of the milestones in its development are:

• In ancient times, many philosophers and scientists assumed that light traveled instantaneously or infinitely fast.
• In the late 17th century, Danish astronomer Ole Romer was the first to demonstrate that light had a finite speed by observing the apparent motion of Jupiter’s moon Io. He estimated that light took about 22 minutes to cross the diameter of Earth’s orbit.
• In the early 18th century, English astronomer James Bradley discovered the aberration of starlight caused by Earth’s motion around the Sun. He used this phenomenon to calculate that light traveled about 10 thousand times faster than Earth’s orbital speed.
• In the late 19th century, French physicist Hippolyte Fizeau and American physicist Albert Michelson conducted various experiments using rotating mirrors or interferometers to measure the speed of light more accurately in air or vacuum.
• In the early 20th century, German-born physicist Albert Einstein proposed the special theory of relativity, which postulated that light speed was constant and independent of the motion of the source or the observer. He also showed that light speed was the maximum speed for any form of matter or energy in the universe.
• In the late 20th century, various methods and standards were developed to define and measure light speed more precisely and consistently. In 1983, the International System of Units (SI) adopted the exact value of 299,792,458 metres per second as the definition of light speed in vacuum.

## Example Conversions of Light Speed to Other Units

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

• To convert c to kilometers per hour, we multiply by 3,600: c x 3,600 = 1,079,252,848.8 km/h
• To convert c to miles per hour, we multiply by 2.2369362920544: c x 2.2369362920544 = 670,616,629.384 mph
• To convert c to feet per second, we multiply by 3.2808398950131: c x 3.2808398950131 = 983,571,056.43 fps
• To convert c to knots, we multiply by 1.9438444924406: c x 1.9438444924406 = 582,749,918.284 kn
• To convert c to meters per second, we use the exact value: c = 299,792,458 m/s
• To convert c to meters per minute, we multiply by 60: c x 60 = 17,987,547,480 m/min
• To convert c to centimeters per second, we multiply by 100: c x 100 = 29,979,245,800 cm/s
Light speed also can be marked as c and speed of light.

## Centimeters per minute: A unit of speed

Centimeters per minute (cm/min) 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 minutes. For example, if a snail travels 6 centimeters in 3 minutes, its speed is 2 cm/min.

## How to convert centimeters per minute

Centimeters per minute 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/min to m/s, divide by 6000. To convert from m/s to cm/min, multiply by 6000. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.000166667 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 60000 cm/min.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from cm/min to km/h, divide by 100000. To convert from km/h to cm/min, multiply by 100000. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.0006 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 833333.333 cm/min.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from cm/min to mph, multiply by 0.000372823. To convert from mph to cm/min, divide by 0.000372823. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.000372823 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 80467.2 cm/min.
• Knots (kn): To convert from cm/min to kn, multiply by 0.000323974. To convert from kn to cm/min, divide by 0.000323974. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.000323974 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 46296.296 cm/min.
• Feet per minute (ft/min): To convert from cm/min to ft/min, divide by 30.48. To convert from ft/min to cm/min, multiply by 30.48. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.0328084 ft/min, and 10 ft/min is equal to 304.8 cm/min.
• Inches per minute (in/min): To convert from cm/min to in/min, divide by 2.54. To convert from in/min to cm/min, multiply by 2.54. For example, 1 cm/min is equal to 0.393701 in/min, and 20 in/min is equal to 50.8 cm/min.

## Where centimeters per minute are used

Centimeters per minute are mainly used in science and engineering to measure the flow rate of fluids and gases.

For example, the standard cubic centimeter per minute (SCCM) is a unit used to quantify the flow rate of a fluid at standard conditions of temperature and pressure.

The flow rate of blood through a capillary is often measured in centimeters per minute.

The flow rate of air through a wind tunnel is often measured in centimeters per second, which is equivalent to centimeters per minute divided by 60.

## Definition of centimeters per minute

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

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

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

## History of centimeters per minute

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 French centimeter which was defined as one hundredth of a meter.

The meter was originally derived from the French meter which was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole.

The minute was originally derived from the Babylonian sexagesimal system which divided an hour into sixty minutes.

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

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

## Example conversions of centimeters per minute to other units

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

1 cm/min = 0.000166667 m/s = 0.0006 km/h = 0.000372823 mph = 0.000323974 kn = 0.0328084 ft/min = 0.393701 in/min
2 cm/min = 0.000333333 m/s = 0.0012 km/h = 0.000745645 mph = 0.000647948 kn = 0.0656168 ft/min = 0.787402 in/min
5 cm/min = 0.000833333 m/s = 0.003 km/h = 0.00186411 mph = 0.00161987 kn = 0.164042 ft/min = 1.9685 in/min
10 cm/min = 0.00166667 m/s = 0.006 km/h = 0.00372823 mph = 0.00323974 kn = 0.328084 ft/min = 3.93701 in/min
20 cm/min = 0.00333333 m/s = 0.012 km/h = 0.00745645 mph = 0.00647948 kn = 0.656168 ft/min = 7.87402 in/min
50 cm/min = 0.00833333 m/s = 0.03 km/h = 0.0186411 mph = 0.0161987 kn = 1.64042 ft/min = 19.685 in/min

Centimeters per minute also can be marked as cm/min and Centimetres per minute (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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