 Metre Per Second
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Metre Per Second
Metre per second
Unit systemSI
Unit ofspeed
Symbolm/s
Conversions
km/h3.6
mph2.2369
kn1.9438
ft/s3.2808

The metre per second is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar quantity) and velocity (vector quantity (which have direction and magnitude)), equal to the speed of a body covering a distance of one metre in a time of one second.

The SI unit symbols are m/s, m·s-1, m s-1, or m/s, sometimes (unofficially) abbreviated as mps.[]

## Conversions

is equivalent to:

= 3.6 km/h (exactly)
? 3.2808 feet per second (approximately)
? 2.2369 miles per hour (approximately)
? 1.9438 knots (approximately)

1 foot per second = (exactly)

1 mile per hour = (exactly)

km/h = (exactly)

## Relation to other measures

The benz, named in honour of Karl Benz, has been proposed as a name for one metre per second. Although it has seen some support as a practical unit, primarily from German sources, it was rejected as the SI unit of velocity and has not seen widespread use or acceptance.

## Unicode character

The "metre per second" symbol is encoded by Unicode at code point SQUARE M OVER S ? m/s ?.