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meters per second to inches per second
m/sin/s
1 m/s 39.3701 in/s
2 m/s 78.7402 in/s
3 m/s 118.1102 in/s
4 m/s 157.4803 in/s
5 m/s 196.8504 in/s
6 m/s 236.2205 in/s
7 m/s 275.5906 in/s
8 m/s 314.9606 in/s
9 m/s 354.3307 in/s
10 m/s 393.7008 in/s
11 m/s 433.0709 in/s
12 m/s 472.4409 in/s
13 m/s 511.811 in/s
14 m/s 551.1811 in/s
15 m/s 590.5512 in/s
16 m/s 629.9213 in/s
17 m/s 669.2913 in/s
18 m/s 708.6614 in/s
19 m/s 748.0315 in/s
20 m/s 787.4016 in/s

How to convert

1 meter per second (m/s) = 39.37007874 inch per second (in/s). Meter Per Second (m/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Inch Per Second (in/s) 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).

Inches per second: A unit of speed

Inches per second ( in/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 inches divided by the time taken in seconds. For example, if a worm travels 2 inches in 1 second, its speed is 2 in/s.

How to convert inches per second

Inches 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 in/s to m/s, multiply by 0.0254. To convert from m/s to in/s, divide by 0.0254. For example, 1 in/s is equal to 0.0254 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 393.701 in/s.
  • Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from in/s to km/h, multiply by 0.09144. To convert from km/h to in/s, divide by 0.09144. For example, 1 in/s is equal to 0.09144 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 547.867 in/s.
  • Miles per hour (mph): To convert from in/s to mph, multiply by 0.0568182. To convert from mph to in/s, divide by 0.0568182. For example, 1 in/s is equal to 0.0568182 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 528 in/s.
  • Knots (kn): To convert from in/s to kn, multiply by 0.0493737. To convert from kn to in/s, divide by 0.0493737. For example, 1 in/s is equal to 0.0493737 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 303.795 in/s.
  • Feet per second (ft/s): To convert from in/s to ft/s, divide by 12. To convert from ft/s to in/s, multiply by 12. For example, 1 in/s is equal to 0.0833333 ft/s, and 10 ft/s is equal to 120 in/s .
  • Miles per second (mi/s): To convert from in/s to mi/s , multiply by 1.5783x10 -5 . To convert from mi/s to in/s, divide by 1.5783x10 -5 . For example,1 in/s is equal to 1.5783x10 -5 mi/s, and 1 mi/s is equal to 63360 in/s .

Where inches per second are used

Inches per second 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 inches per minute, which is equivalent to inches per second divided by 60.

The rotational speed of a hard disk drive is often given in revolutions per minute, which can be converted to inches per second by multiplying by the circumference of the disk.

The flow rate of a fluid through a pipe or a nozzle is often given in gallons per minute, which can be converted to inches per second by multiplying by the cross-sectional area of the pipe or the nozzle.

Definition of inches per second

According to the US customary and imperial systems definition, one inch per second is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one inch in a time of one second.

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

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

History of inches 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 inch was originally derived from the Roman uncia which was one twelfth of a Roman foot or about 0.97 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 inch per second as a unit of speed or velocity.

The inch per second was officially adopted as part of the US customary and imperial systems in the late 18th century.

Example conversions of inches per second to other units

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

1 in/s = 0.0254 m/s = 0.09144 km/h = 0.0568182 mph = 0.0493737 kn = 0.0833333 ft/s = 1.5783x10 -5 mi/s
2 in/s = 0.0508 m/s = 0.18288 km/h = 0.113636 mph = 0.0987474 kn = 0.166667 ft/s = 3.1566x10 -5 mi/s
5 in/s = 0.127 m/s = 0.4572 km/h = 0.284091 mph = 0.246869 kn = 0.416667 ft/s = 7.8915x10 -5 mi/s
10 in/s = 0.254 m/s = 0.9144 km/h = 0.568182 mph = 0.493737 kn = 0.833333 ft/s = 1.5783x10 -4 mi/s
20 in/s = 0.508 m/s = 1.8288 km/h = 1.13636 mph = 0.987475 kn = 1.66667 ft/s = 3.1566x10 -4 mi/s
50 in/s = 1.27 m/s = 4.572 km/h = 2.84091 mph = 2.46869 kn = 4.16667 ft/s = 7.8915x10 -4 mi/s
100 in/s = 2.54 m/s = 9.144 km/h = 5.68182 mph = 4.93737 kn = 8.33333 ft/s = 1.5783x10 -3 mi/s

Inch per second also can be marked as ips.



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