Definition:Velocity/Units

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Definition

SI

The SI unit of velocity is the metre per second $\mathrm m \ \mathrm s^{-1}$, or, less formally, $\mathrm m / \mathrm s$.


CGS

The CGS unit of velocity is the centimetre per second $\mathrm {cm} \ \mathrm s^{-1}$, or, less formally, $\mathrm {cm} / \mathrm s$.


FPS

The FPS unit of velocity is the foot per second $\mathrm f \ \mathrm s^{-1}$, or, less formally, $\mathrm f / \mathrm s$.


Conversion Factors

\(\displaystyle \) \(\) \(\displaystyle 1\) \(\displaystyle \mathrm m \ \mathrm s^{-1}\) SI unit
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 10^2 = 100\) \(\displaystyle \mathrm {cm} \ \mathrm s^{-1}\) CGS unit
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 3.281\) \(\displaystyle \mathrm f \ \mathrm s^{-1}\) FPS unit