# Millimeters Per Second to Knots Converter

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## Conversion Table

 millimeters per second to knots mm/s kt 10 mm/s 0.0194 kt 20 mm/s 0.0389 kt 30 mm/s 0.0583 kt 40 mm/s 0.0778 kt 50 mm/s 0.0972 kt 60 mm/s 0.1166 kt 70 mm/s 0.1361 kt 80 mm/s 0.1555 kt 90 mm/s 0.1749 kt 100 mm/s 0.1944 kt 110 mm/s 0.2138 kt 120 mm/s 0.2333 kt 130 mm/s 0.2527 kt 140 mm/s 0.2721 kt 150 mm/s 0.2916 kt 160 mm/s 0.311 kt 170 mm/s 0.3305 kt 180 mm/s 0.3499 kt 190 mm/s 0.3693 kt 200 mm/s 0.3888 kt

## How to convert

1 millimeter per second (mm/s) = 0.001943844 knot (kt). Millimeter Per Second (mm/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system. Knot (kt) 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:

• Meters per second (m/s): To convert from mm/s to m/s, divide by 1000. To convert from m/s to mm/s, multiply by 1000. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.001 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 10000 mm/s.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from mm/s to km/h, multiply by 0.0036. To convert from km/h to mm/s, divide by 0.0036. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.0036 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 13888.89 mm/s.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from mm/s to mph, multiply by 0.00223694. To convert from mph to mm/s, divide by 0.00223694. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.00223694 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 13411.2 mm/s.
• Knots (kn): To convert from mm/s to kn, multiply by 0.00194384. To convert from kn to mm/s, divide by 0.00194384. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.00194384 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 7716.12 mm/s.
• Feet per second (ft/s): To convert from mm/s to ft/s, multiply by 0.00328084. To convert from ft/s to mm/s, divide by 0.00328084. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.00328084 ft/s, and 40 ft/s is equal to 12192 mm/s.
• Inches per second (in/s): To convert from mm/s to in/s, multiply by 0.0393701. To convert from in/s to mm/s, divide by 0.0393701. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.0393701 in/s, and 20 in/s is equal to 508 mm/s.

## 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:

• 1 mm/s = 0.001 m/s = 0.0036 km/h = 0.00223694 mph = 0.00194384 kn = 0.00328084 ft/s = 0.0393701 in/s
• 2 mm/s = 0.002 m/s = 0.0072 km/h = 0.00447388 mph = 0.00388768 kn = 0.00656168 ft/s = 0.0787402 in/s
• 5 mm/s = 0.005 m/s = 0.018 km/h = 0.0111847 mph = 0.0097192 kn = 0.0164042 ft/s = 0.196851 in/s
• 10 mm/s = 0.01 m/s = 0.036 km/h = 0.0223694 mph = 0.0194384 kn = 0.0328084 ft/s = 0.393701 in/s
• 20 mm/s = 0.02 m/s = 0.072 km/h = 0.0447388 mph = 0.0388768 kn = 0.0656168 ft/s = 0.787402 in/s
• 50 mm/s = 0.05 m/s = 0.18 km/h = 0.111847 mph = 0.097192 kn = 0.164042 ft/s = 1.9685 in/s
• 100 mm/s = 0.1 m/s = 0.36 km/h = 0.223694 mph = 0.194384 kn = 0.328084 ft/s = 3.93701 in/s
Millimeters per second also can be marked as mm/s and Millimetres per second (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## Definition of Knots

Knots, commonly denoted kn, is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, exactly 1.852 km/h (approximately 1.151 mph or 0.514 m/s). It is the standard unit of speed used in meteorology, and in maritime and air navigation. A vessel travelling at 1 kn along a meridian travels approximately one minute of geographic latitude in one hour.

## How to Convert Knots

To convert knots to other units of speed, we need to multiply or divide by the corresponding conversion factors. For example, to convert knots to kilometers per hour, we need to multiply by 1.852, since there are 1.852 kilometers in one nautical mile. To convert knots to meters per second, we need to divide by 3.6, since there are 3.6 seconds in one hour.

Here are some examples of how to convert knots to other units of length in the US Standard system and the SI system:

• To convert 10 kn to kilometers per hour (km/h), we multiply by 1.852: 10 kn x 1.852 = 18.52 km/h
• To convert 20 kn to miles per hour (mph), we multiply by 1.1507794480235, since there are 1.1507794480235 miles in one nautical mile: 20 kn x 1.1507794480235 = 23.01558896047 mph
• To convert 30 kn to feet per second (fps), we multiply by 1.6878098571012, since there are 1.6878098571012 feet in one meter: 30 kn x 1.6878098571012 = 50.634295713036 fps
• To convert 40 kn to meters per second (m/s), we divide by 3.6: 40 kn / 3.6 = 11.111111111111 m/s
• To convert 50 kn to meters per minute (m/min), we multiply by 60, since there are 60 minutes in one hour: 50 kn x 60 = 3,000 m/min
• To convert 60 kn to centimeters per second (cm/s), we multiply by 100, since there are 100 centimeters in one meter, and divide by 3.6: 60 kn x 100 / 3.6 = 5,000 cm/s

## Where Knots Are Used

Knots are used in various fields of science and technology where the speed and direction of movement of objects or phenomena are measured or applied in relation to water or air currents. For example:

• In meteorology, knots are used to measure wind speed and direction, as well as the speed and direction of storms, hurricanes, and other weather phenomena.
• In maritime navigation, knots are used to measure the speed and direction of ships, boats, submarines, and other watercraft, as well as the speed and direction of ocean currents, tides, and waves.
• In air navigation, knots are used to measure the speed and direction of aircraft, helicopters, rockets, satellites, and other aerospace vehicles, as well as the speed and direction of air currents, jet streams, and wind shear.

## History of Knots

The origin of knots as a unit of speed can be traced back to the ancient practice of measuring the speed of ships by using a device called a chip log or log-line. This device consisted of a wooden board attached to a rope with knots tied at regular intervals along its length. The board was thrown overboard from the stern of the ship and allowed to drag behind it while the rope was let out for a fixed amount of time (usually measured by a sandglass). The number of knots that passed over the rail of the ship during that time indicated the speed of the ship in nautical miles per hour.

The first recorded use of this method was by the Phoenicians around the second millennium BCE. The device was later improved and standardized by various civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Vikings, Chinese, and Europeans. The length of the nautical mile and the spacing of the knots varied from place to place and from time to time until they were fixed by international agreement in the late nineteenth century.

The term knot was derived from the Old English word cnotta meaning “a knot”. It was first used as a unit of speed by English sailors in the early seventeenth century.

## Example Conversions of Knots to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert knots to other units of speed, using the conversion factors given above:

• To convert 100 kn to kilometers per hour, we multiply by 1.852: 100 kn x 1.852 = 185.2 km/h
• To convert 200 kn to miles per hour, we multiply by 1.1507794480235: 200 kn x 1.1507794480235 = 230.15589792094 mph
• To convert 300 kn to feet per second, we multiply by 1.6878098571012: 300 kn x 1.6878098571012 = 506.34295713011 fps
• To convert 400 kn to meters per second, we divide by 3.6: 400 kn / 3.6 = 111.11111111111 m/s
• To convert 500 kn to meters per minute, we multiply by 60: 500 kn x 60 = 30,000 m/min
• To convert 600 kn to centimeters per second, we multiply by 100 and divide by 3.6: 600 kn x 100 / 3.6 = 50,000 cm/s
• To convert 700 kn to millimeters per minute, we multiply by 1000, since there are 1000 millimeters in one meter, and multiply by 60: 700 kn x 1000 x 60 = 42,000,000 mm/min
Knots can be also marked as kn. 1 international knot = 1 nautical mile per hour.

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