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miles per second to miles per minute
mi/smi/min
1 mi/s 60 mi/min
2 mi/s 120 mi/min
3 mi/s 180 mi/min
4 mi/s 240 mi/min
5 mi/s 300 mi/min
6 mi/s 360 mi/min
7 mi/s 420 mi/min
8 mi/s 480 mi/min
9 mi/s 540 mi/min
10 mi/s 600 mi/min
11 mi/s 660 mi/min
12 mi/s 720 mi/min
13 mi/s 780 mi/min
14 mi/s 840 mi/min
15 mi/s 900 mi/min
16 mi/s 960 mi/min
17 mi/s 1020 mi/min
18 mi/s 1080 mi/min
19 mi/s 1140 mi/min
20 mi/s 1200 mi/min

How to convert

1 mile per second (mi/s) = 60 mile per minute (mi/min). Mile Per Second (mi/s) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Mile Per Minute (mi/min) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system.

Miles per second: A unit of speed

Miles per second (mi/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 miles divided by the time taken in seconds. For example, if a bullet travels 1 mile in 0.5 seconds, its speed is 2 mi/s.

How to convert miles per second

Miles 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 mi/s to m/s, multiply by 1609.34. To convert from m/s to mi/s, divide by 1609.34. For example, 1 mi/s is equal to 1609.34 m/s, and 100 m/s is equal to 0.0621371 mi/s.
  • Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from mi/s to km/h, multiply by 5793.64. To convert from km/h to mi/s, divide by 5793.64. For example, 1 mi/s is equal to 5793.64 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 0.00863028 mi/s.
  • Miles per hour (mph): To convert from mi/s to mph, multiply by 3600. To convert from mph to mi/s, divide by 3600. For example, 1 mi/s is equal to 3600 mph, and 60 mph is equal to 0.0166667 mi/s.
  • Knots (kn): To convert from mi/s to kn, multiply by 3128.31. To convert from kn to mi/s, divide by 3128.31. For example, 1 mi/s is equal to 3128.31 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 0.00479717 mi/s.
  • Feet per second (ft/s): To convert from mi/s to ft/s, multiply by 5280. To convert from ft/s to mi/s, divide by 5280. For example, 1 mi/s is equal to 5280 ft/s, and 40 ft/s is equal to 0.00757576 mi/s.
  • Inches per second (in/s): To convert from mi/s to in/s, multiply by 63360. To convert from in/s to mi/s, divide by 63360. For example, 1 mi/s is equal to 63360 in/s, and 20 in/s is equal to 0.000315789 mi/s.

Where miles per second are used

Miles per second are mainly used in physics and astronomy to measure the speed or velocity of very fast objects and phenomena.

For example, the escape velocity of the Earth is about 11 km/s or about 6.84 mi/s.

The orbital velocity of the Earth around the Sun is about 30 km/s or about 18.64 mi/s.

The speed of light in a vacuum is about 300000 km/s or about 186282 mi/s.

The speed of sound in air at sea level is about 343 m/s or about 0.213139 mi/s.

Definition of miles per second

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

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

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

History of miles 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 mile was originally derived from the Roman mile which was defined as one thousand paces or about 5000 Roman feet.

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 mile per second as a unit of speed or velocity.

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

Example conversions of miles per second to other units

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

  • 1 mi/s = 1609.34 m/s = 5793.64 km/h = 3600 mph = 3128.31 kn = 5280 ft/s = 63360 in/s
  • 2 mi/s = 3218.68 m/s = 11587.28 km/h = 7200 mph = 6256.62 kn = 10560 ft/s = 126720 in/s
  • 5 mi/s = 8046.7 m/s = 28968.2 km/h = 18000 mph = 15657.55 kn = 26400 ft/s = 316800 in/s
  • 10 mi/s = 16093.4 m/s = 57936.4 km/h = 36000 mph = 31283.1 kn = 52800 ft/s = 633600 in/s
  • 20 mi/s = 32186.8 m/s = 115872.8 km/h = 72000 mph = 62566.2 kn = 105600 ft/s = 1267200 in/s
  • 50 mi/s = 80467 m/s = 289682 km/h = 180000 mph = 156575.5 kn = 264000 ft/s = 3168000 in/s
  • 100 mi/s = 160934 m/s = 579364 km/h = 360000 mph = 312831 kn = 528000 ft/s = 6336000 in/s
Miles per second also can be marked as mps.

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.



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