# Miles Per Minute to Light Speed Converter

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## Conversion Table

 miles per minute to light speed mi/min ls 1000000 mi/min 0.0895 ls 2000000 mi/min 0.1789 ls 3000000 mi/min 0.2684 ls 4000000 mi/min 0.3579 ls 5000000 mi/min 0.4473 ls 6000000 mi/min 0.5368 ls 7000000 mi/min 0.6263 ls 8000000 mi/min 0.7158 ls 9000000 mi/min 0.8052 ls 10000000 mi/min 0.8947 ls 11000000 mi/min 0.9842 ls 12000000 mi/min 1.0736 ls 13000000 mi/min 1.1631 ls 14000000 mi/min 1.2526 ls 15000000 mi/min 1.342 ls 16000000 mi/min 1.4315 ls 17000000 mi/min 1.521 ls 18000000 mi/min 1.6105 ls 19000000 mi/min 1.6999 ls 20000000 mi/min 1.7894 ls

## How to convert

1 mile per minute (mi/min) = 8.94699E-08 light speed (ls). Mile Per Minute (mi/min) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Light Speed (ls) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

## Miles per minute: a unit of speed

Miles per minute is a unit of speed that measures how many miles an object travels in one minute. It is commonly used in the United States and some other countries that use the imperial or US customary system of measurement. One mile per minute is equal to 60 miles per hour or 96.56 kilometers per hour.

### How to convert miles per minute

To convert miles per minute to other units of speed, we can use the following formulas:

• To convert miles per minute to miles per hour, multiply by 60. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 60 = 180 miles per hour.
• To convert miles per minute to feet per second, multiply by 88. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 88 = 264 feet per second.
• To convert miles per minute to kilometers per hour, multiply by 96.56. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 96.56 = 289.68 kilometers per hour.
• To convert miles per minute to meters per second, multiply by 26.8224. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 26.8224 = 80.4672 meters per second.
• To convert miles per minute to knots, multiply by 51.852. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 x 51.852 = 155.556 knots.
• To convert miles per minute to mach, divide by 49.17. For example, 3 miles per minute = 3 / 49.17 = 0.061 mach.

### Where miles per minute are used

Miles per minute are used in various contexts and applications that involve speed or distance measurement. Some examples are:

• In aviation, miles per minute are used to measure the rate of climb or descent of an aircraft. For example, an aircraft that climbs at a rate of 5 miles per minute has a vertical speed of 300 feet per second or 1828 meters per minute.
• In rail transport, miles per minute are used to measure the speed of trains or locomotives. For example, a train that travels at a speed of 2 miles per minute has a horizontal speed of 120 miles per hour or 193 kilometers per hour.
• In sports, miles per minute are used to measure the pace or performance of runners or cyclists. For example, a runner who runs a mile in 4 minutes has a pace of 0.25 miles per minute or 15 minutes per mile.
• In engineering, miles per minute are used to measure the rotational speed of machines or devices. For example, a fan that rotates at a speed of 0.1 miles per minute has an angular speed of 6 degrees per second or 0.105 radians per second.

### Definition of the miles per minute

Miles per minute is defined as the ratio of the distance traveled in miles to the time elapsed in minutes. Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

Alternatively, it can be derived from the definition of the mile and the definition of the minute. A mile is defined as the length of one arc-minute along the equator of the Earth, which is approximately equal to 1609 meters. A minute is defined as one sixtieth of an hour, which is equal to 60 seconds.

### History of miles per minute

The origin of the mile as a unit of length can be traced back to ancient Rome, where it was defined as one thousand paces or steps (mille passus in Latin). The Roman mile was about 1480 meters long and was divided into eight stadia or furlongs, each consisting of 125 paces.

The origin of the minute as a unit of time can be traced back to ancient Babylon, where it was defined as one sixtieth of an hour (mina in Babylonian). The Babylonian hour was based on the sexagesimal system of counting, which used base 60 instead of base 10. The Babylonian minute was about 4 seconds long and was divided into 60 seconds.

The combination of the mile and the minute as a unit of speed was first used in the 17th century by astronomers and navigators, who needed to measure the angular speed of celestial objects or the linear speed of ships. For example, in 1676, the Danish astronomer Ole Romer used miles per minute to estimate the speed of light by observing the eclipses of Jupiter’s moons.

The use of miles per minute as a unit of speed became more widespread in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in the fields of transportation and engineering. For example, in 1804, the British engineer Richard Trevithick built the first steam locomotive that could reach a speed of one mile per minute. In 1903, the American brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered flight that could achieve a speed of two miles per minute.

The use of miles per minute as a unit of speed declined in the 20th and 21st centuries, as more countries adopted the metric system and its units of speed, such as kilometers per hour or meters per second. However, miles per minute are still used in some contexts and applications, especially in the United States and some other countries that use the imperial or US customary system of measurement.

### Example conversions of miles per minute to other units

Here are some examples of converting miles per minute to other units of speed:

• 1 mile per minute = 60 miles per hour
• 1 mile per minute = 88 feet per second
• 1 mile per minute = 96.56 kilometers per hour
• 1 mile per minute = 26.8224 meters per second
• 1 mile per minute = 51.852 knots
• 1 mile per minute = 0.0203 mach
• 1 mile per minute = 0.0000052 light speed
Miles per minute also can be marked as mile/minute.

## 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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