# Meters Per Minute to Light Speed Converter

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## Conversion Table

 meters per minute to light speed m/min ls 10000000000 m/min 0.5559 ls 20000000000 m/min 1.1119 ls 30000000000 m/min 1.6678 ls 40000000000 m/min 2.2238 ls 50000000000 m/min 2.7797 ls 60000000000 m/min 3.3356 ls 70000000000 m/min 3.8916 ls 80000000000 m/min 4.4475 ls 90000000000 m/min 5.0035 ls 100000000000 m/min 5.5594 ls 110000000000 m/min 6.1153 ls 120000000000 m/min 6.6713 ls 130000000000 m/min 7.2272 ls 140000000000 m/min 7.7832 ls 150000000000 m/min 8.3391 ls 160000000000 m/min 8.895 ls 170000000000 m/min 9.451 ls 180000000000 m/min 10.0069 ls 190000000000 m/min 10.5629 ls 200000000000 m/min 11.1188 ls

## How to convert

1 meter per minute (m/min) = 5.5594E-11 light speed (ls). Meter Per Minute (m/min) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Light Speed (ls) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

## Meters per minute: A unit of speed

Meters per minute (m/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 meters divided by the time taken in minutes. For example, if a car travels 600 meters in 10 minutes, its speed is 60 m/min.

## How to convert meters per minute

Meters 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 m/min to m/s, divide by 60. To convert from m/s to m/min, multiply by 60. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.0166667 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 600 m/min.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from m/min to km/h, multiply by 0.06. To convert from km/h to m/min, divide by 0.06. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.06 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 833.333 m/min.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from m/min to mph, multiply by 0.0372823. To convert from mph to m/min, divide by 0.0372823. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.0372823 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 804.672 m/min.
• Knots (kn): To convert from m/min to kn, multiply by 0.0323974. To convert from kn to m/min, divide by 0.0323974. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.0323974 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 462.963 m/min.
• Feet per minute (ft/min): To convert from m/min to ft/min, multiply by 3.2808399. To convert from ft/min to m/min, divide by 3.2808399. For example,1 m/min is equal to 3.2808399 ft/min, and 10 ft/min is equal to 3.048 m/min.
• Inches per minute (in/min): To convert from m/min to in/min, multiply by 39.3700787. To convert from in/min to m/min, divide by 39.3700787. For example,1 m/min is equal to 39.3700787 in/min, and 20 in/min is equal to 0.508 m/min.

## Where meters per minute are used

Meters per minute are mainly used in engineering and manufacturing to measure the speed or velocity of machines and processes.

For example, the cutting speed of a lathe or a milling machine is often given in meters per minute, which indicates how fast the tool moves relative to the workpiece.

The conveyor belt speed of a production line is often given in meters per minute, which indicates how fast the products move along the belt.

The airspeed of a glider or a balloon is often given in meters per minute, which indicates how fast the aircraft ascends or descends.

## Definition of meters per minute

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

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

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

## History of meters 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 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 meter per minute as a unit of speed or velocity.

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

## Example conversions of meters per minute to other units

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

1 m/min = 0.0166667 m/s = 0.06 km/h = 0.0372823 mph = 0.0323974 kn = 3.2808399 ft/min = 39.3700787 in/min
2 m/min = 0.0333333 m/s = 0.12 km/h = 0.0745646 mph = 0.0647948 kn = 6.5616798 ft/min = 78.7401574 in/min
5 m/min = 0.0833333 m/s = 0.3 km/h = 0.186411 mph = 0.161987 kn = 16.4041995 ft/min = 196.8503937 in/min
10 m/min = 0.166667 m/s = 0.6 km/h = 0.372823 mph = 0.323974 kn = 32.808399 ft/min = 393.7007874 in/min
20 m/min = 0.333333 m/s = 1.2 km/h = 0.745645 mph = 0.647948 kn = 65.616798 ft/min = 787.4015748 in/min
50 m/min = 0.833333 m/s = 3 km/h = 1.86411 mph = 1.61987 kn = 164.042 ft/min = 1968.5 in/min
100 m/min = 1.66667 m/s = 6 km/h = 3.72823 mph = 3.23974 kn = 328.084 ft/min = 3937.01 in/min

Meters per minute also can be marked as m/min and metres per minute (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## 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.

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