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How to convert
1 millimeter per second (mm/s) = 0.196850394 foot per minute (ft/min). Millimeter Per Second (mm/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Foot Per Minute (ft/min) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system.
How to convert millimeters per second
Millimeters 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:
Where millimeters per second are used
Millimeters per second are mainly used in microbiology and nanotechnology to measure the speed or velocity of microscopic organisms and processes.
For example, the average speed of a bacterium such as Escherichia coli is about 10-20 micrometers per second, which is equivalent to 0.01-0.02 mm/s.
The average speed of a virus such as influenza A virus is about 1 micrometer per second, which is equivalent to 0.001 mm/s.
The average speed of a nanorobot such as a DNA origami walker is about 4 nanometers per second, which is equivalent to 0.000004 mm/s.
Definition of millimeters per second
According to the SI definition, one millimeter per second is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one millimeter in a time of one second.
Mathematically, it can be expressed as:
where v is the speed or velocity in millimeters per second, s is the distance traveled in millimeters, and t is the time taken in seconds.
History of millimeters 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 millimeter was originally derived from the meter in the late 18th century as one thousandth of a meter.
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 millimeter per second as a unit of speed or velocity.
The millimeter per second was officially adopted as part of the SI system in 1960.
Example conversions of millimeters per second to other units
Here are some examples of converting millimeters per second to other units of speed or velocity:
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