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Velocity

Speed

Definition

The velocity is the physical measure, which defines the property of a body to move linearly and uniformly in space.

1 metre per second is the linear and uniform velocity of a material point, which during 1 second moves at a distance of 1 meter.

 

system of units:   SI;
statute:   derived unit;
name the value:   v;
unit name:   metre per second;
symbol unit:   m/s;
relationship of definition:   v = L/t;
dimension:   L T-1;
expression in other units:   km/h, mi/h;

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Units of measurement

namesymbol value in SI unit:
m/s
note
1 metre per minutem/min≈ 1.(6) × 10-2 
1 metre per hourm/h≈ 2.(7) × 10-4 
1 foot per secondft/s= 0.304 8 
1 foot per minuteft/min= 5.080 × 10-3 
1 foot per hourft/h≈ 8.4(6) × 10-5 
1 inch per secondin/s= 2.54 × 10-2 
1 inch per minutein/min≈ 4.2(3) × 10-4 
1 inch per hourin/h≈ 7.055 × 10-6 
1 knotkt≈ 0.51(4)(1)
1 mile per secondmi/s= 1609.344 
1 mile per minutemi/min= 26.822 4 
1 mile per hourmi/h= 0.447 04 
1 yard per secondyd/s≈ 0.914 4 
1 yard per minuteyd/min≈ 1.524 × 10-2 
1 yard per houryd/h≈ 2.54 × 10-4 

Note:

(1) - nautical mile per hour;