Meters Per Second to Feet Per Hour Converter

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 meters per second to feet per hour m/s ft/h 1 m/s 11811.0236 ft/h 2 m/s 23622.0473 ft/h 3 m/s 35433.0709 ft/h 4 m/s 47244.0946 ft/h 5 m/s 59055.1182 ft/h 6 m/s 70866.1418 ft/h 7 m/s 82677.1655 ft/h 8 m/s 94488.1891 ft/h 9 m/s 106299.2128 ft/h 10 m/s 118110.2364 ft/h 11 m/s 129921.26 ft/h 12 m/s 141732.2837 ft/h 13 m/s 153543.3073 ft/h 14 m/s 165354.331 ft/h 15 m/s 177165.3546 ft/h 16 m/s 188976.3782 ft/h 17 m/s 200787.4019 ft/h 18 m/s 212598.4255 ft/h 19 m/s 224409.4492 ft/h 20 m/s 236220.4728 ft/h

How to convert

1 meter per second (m/s) = 11811.02364 foot per hour (ft/h). Meter Per Second (m/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Foot Per Hour (ft/h) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system.

Meters per second: A unit of speed

Meters per second (m/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 meters divided by the time taken in seconds. For example, if a car travels 100 meters in 5 seconds, its speed is 20 m/s.

How to convert meters per second

Meters 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:

• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from m/s to km/h, multiply by 3.6. To convert from km/h to m/s, divide by 3.6. For example, 20 m/s is equal to 72 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 13.89 m/s.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from m/s to mph, multiply by 2.2369. To convert from mph to m/s, divide by 2.2369. For example, 20 m/s is equal to 44.74 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 13.41 m/s.
• Knots (kn): To convert from m/s to kn, multiply by 1.9438. To convert from kn to m/s, divide by 1.9438. For example, 20 m/s is equal to 38.88 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 7.72 m/s.
• Feet per second (ft/s): To convert from m/s to ft/s, multiply by 3.2808. To convert from ft/s to m/s, divide by 3.2808. For example, 20 m/s is equal to 65.62 ft/s, and 40 ft/s is equal to 12.19 m/s.

Where meters per second are used

Meters per second are widely used in science and engineering to measure the speed or velocity of various phenomena, such as sound waves, light waves, wind speed, fluid flow, projectile motion, etc.

Meters per second are also used in some countries as the official unit of speed or velocity for road traffic signs and regulations. For example, in Canada, the maximum speed limit on highways is usually 100 km/h, which is equivalent to 27.78 m/s.

Meters per second are also used in sports and athletics to measure the performance of athletes, such as sprinters, swimmers, cyclists, etc.

Definition of meters per second

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

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

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

History of meters 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 meter was originally defined in 1793 by the French Academy of Sciences as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a meridian through Paris.

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 meter per second as a unit of speed or velocity.

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

Example conversions of meters per second to other units

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

• 10 m/s = 36 km/h = 22.37 mph = 19.44 kn = 32.81 ft/s
• 5 m/s = 18 km/h = 11.18 mph = 9.72 kn = 16.4 ft/s
• 15 m/s = 54 km/h = 33.55 mph = 29.17 kn = 49.21 ft/s
• 25 m/s = 90 km/h = 55.92 mph = 48.61 kn = 82.02 ft/s
• 50 m/s = 180 km/h = 111.85 mph = 97.22 kn = 164.04 ft/s
• 100 m/s = 360 km/h = 223.69 mph = 194.39 kn = 328.08 ft/s
• 200 m/s = 720 km/h = 447.39 mph = 388.79 kn = 656.17 ft/s
Meters per second also can be marked as m/s and metres per second(alternative British English spelling in UK).

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.

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