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Meters per second is the basic unit of speed in the SI system. One meter per second means that an object travels one meter in one second. This unit is particularly useful in science and engineering because it is directly related to the fundamental units of distance and time.

Kilometers per hour (km/h) and miles per hour (mph) are two different units of speed used in various countries. Km/h is the most commonly used speed unit worldwide, while mph is used in the United States and a few other Anglo-Saxon countries. One mile per hour is approximately equal to 1.60934 kilometers per hour, meaning that speeds in km/h appear with larger numerical values in countries using this unit.

A knot (kn) is a unit of speed used in maritime and aviation contexts, representing one nautical mile (1.852 km) per hour. Originally, sailors used it to measure speed by using a rope with knots tied at regular intervals and timing how many knots passed through their hands in a given period. This unit is still widely used in navigation and aviation today.

The speed of light is the fastest theoretically possible speed in the universe, approximately 299,792,458 meters per second (about 300,000 km/s). This value is fundamental to many physical laws and theories, including Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity. The speed of light also determines that it takes about 8 minutes for light to travel from the Sun to Earth.

Converting speed units is a fundamental task in our daily lives and various industries. It's essential to be familiar with commonly used units such as kilometers per hour, meters per second, as well as miles per hour and feet per second from the imperial system. On our website, you can easily convert these units between each other, whether it's from kilometers per hour to miles per hour or meters per second to feet per second. Our conversion calculator provides accurate and quick results, ensuring reliability. Precise speed conversion is vital in transportation, sports, or scientific research.

kilometer per hour | mile per hour | knot | meter per second | kilometer per second | centimeter per second | centimeter per hour | inch per second | inch per hour | meter per hour | speed of light | |
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kilometer per hour | 1 | 0.62138818 | 0.5399568 | 0.27777778 | 0.00027778 | 27.77777778 | 100 000 | 10.93610906 | 39 369.99262906 | 1 000 | 9.2657E-10 |

mile per hour | 1.6093 | 1 | 0.86895248 | 0.44702778 | 0.00044703 | 44.70277778 | 160 930 | 17.59948032 | 63 358.12913795 | 1 609.3 | 1.4911E-9 |

knot | 1.852 | 1.15081091 | 1 | 0.51444444 | 0.00051444 | 51.44444444 | 185 200 | 20.25367399 | 72 913.22634902 | 1 852 | 1.716E-9 |

meter per second | 3.6 | 2.23699745 | 1.94384449 | 1 | 0.001 | 100 | 360 000 | 39.36999263 | 141 731.97346463 | 3 600 | 3.3356E-9 |

kilometer per second | 3 600 | 2 236.99745231 | 1 943.84449244 | 1 000 | 1 | 100 000 | 3.6E+8 | 39 369.99262906 | 1.4173E+8 | 3 600 000 | 0.00000334 |

centimeter per second | 0.036 | 0.02236997 | 0.01943844 | 0.01 | 0.00001 | 1 | 3 600 | 0.39369993 | 1 417.31973465 | 36 | 3.3356E-11 |

centimeter per hour | 0.00001 | 0.00000621 | 0.0000054 | 0.00000278 | 2.7778E-9 | 0.00027778 | 1 | 0.00010936 | 0.39369993 | 0.01 | 9.2657E-15 |

inch per second | 0.0914402 | 0.05681986 | 0.04937376 | 0.02540006 | 0.0000254 | 2.54000556 | 9 144.02 | 1 | 3 600 | 91.4402 | 8.4725E-11 |

inch per hour | 0.0000254 | 0.00001578 | 0.00001371 | 0.00000706 | 7.0556E-9 | 0.00070556 | 2.54000556 | 0.00027778 | 1 | 0.02540006 | 2.3535E-14 |

meter per hour | 0.001 | 0.00062139 | 0.00053996 | 0.00027778 | 0.00000028 | 0.02777778 | 100 | 0.01093611 | 39.36999263 | 1 | 9.2657E-13 |

speed of light | 1.0793E+9 | 6.7063E+8 | 5.8275E+8 | 2.9979E+8 | 299 792.45799997 | 2.9979E+10 | 1.0793E+14 | 1.1803E+10 | 4.249E+13 | 1.0793E+12 | 1 |