# Feet Per Second To Mach Conversion

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## How to convert feet per second to mach (ft/s to Ma)

The formula for converting feet per second to mach is: Ma = ft/s × 0.000889. To calculate the foot per second value in mach first substitute the foot per second value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 foot per second in mach we follow these steps:

Ma = ft/s × 0.000889

Ma = 1 × 0.000889

Ma = 0.000889

In other words, 1 foot per second is equal to 0.000889 mach.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 8 feet per second to mach is:

1. Understand the conversion formula: Ma = ft/s × 0.000889
2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 8 for ft/s so the formula becomes: Ma = 8 × 0.000889
3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 8 × 0.000889 = 0.007112 Ma

In summary, 8 feet per second is equal to 0.007112 mach.

## Converting mach to feet per second

In order to convert the other way around i.e. mach to feet per second, you would use the following formula: ft/s = Ma × 1124.85939257593. To convert mach to feet per second first substitute the mach value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 mach in feet per second we follow these steps:

ft/s = Ma × 1124.85939257593

ft/s = 1 × 1124.85939257593

ft/s = 1124.85939257593

Or in other words, 1 mach is equal to 1124.85939257593 feet per second.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Foot Per Second?

Foot per second (ft/s) is a unit of linear velocity measurement. It represents the rate at which an object or particle travels a distance of one foot in one second. Foot per second is commonly used to quantify the speed or velocity of objects or the flow rate of fluids.
To provide a detailed example of foot per second, let's consider a moving object, such as a person walking. If a person covers a distance of 5 feet in one second, then their velocity would be 5 ft/s. This means that the person is moving at a speed of 5 feet per second.
Foot per second is widely used in various practical applications, such as transportation, sports, and engineering. It allows for convenient measurement and comparison of speeds in everyday scenarios.
In transportation, foot per second can be used to express the speed of pedestrians, runners, or vehicles traveling at slower speeds. For example, when discussing walking or running speeds, foot per second provides a familiar unit for measuring and understanding human movement.
In sports, foot per second is often used to describe the speed of athletes in disciplines such as track and field, soccer, or basketball. It helps assess performance, analyze sprints or movements, and compare the velocities of different athletes.
Foot per second is also relevant in engineering, particularly in fluid dynamics and flow rate calculations. For instance, when evaluating water flow in pipes or channels, the velocity of the fluid can be expressed in feet per second.
It's important to note that foot per second can be converted to other units of velocity. For example, 1 ft/s is approximately equal to 0.3048 meters per second (m/s) or 0.6818 miles per hour (mph).
In summary, foot per second (ft/s) is a unit of linear velocity measurement, representing the rate at which an object or particle travels a distance of one foot in one second. It is commonly used to quantify speeds in various contexts, such as transportation, sports, and engineering. Foot per second provides a convenient and relatable unit for measuring and comparing velocities in everyday scenarios.

### What is a Mach?

Mach is a unit of speed used to measure the velocity of an object relative to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium. It is named after Ernst Mach, an Austrian physicist. Mach 1 represents the speed of sound, so when an object is traveling at Mach 2, it is moving twice as fast as the speed of sound.
To provide an example, let's consider an aircraft flying at Mach 2. If the speed of sound at that altitude is approximately 343 meters per second (or about 767 miles per hour), then Mach 2 would be double that speed, or approximately 686 meters per second (or about 1,534 miles per hour). This means that the aircraft is moving at a velocity twice the speed of sound.
The speed of sound, and therefore Mach numbers, can vary depending on factors such as altitude, temperature, and humidity. For instance, at higher altitudes where the air is thinner, the speed of sound is lower, and the corresponding Mach numbers will be different.
Mach numbers are commonly used in aviation and aerospace to indicate the speed of aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. Flying at supersonic speeds, which means speeds greater than Mach 1, has significant implications for aerodynamics and engineering design.
It's important to note that Mach numbers are a dimensionless quantity and do not have a specific unit associated with them. They represent a ratio of an object's speed to the speed of sound.
In summary, Mach is a unitless measure of speed that represents the ratio of an object's velocity to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium. When an object is traveling at Mach 1, it is moving at the speed of sound. Mach numbers are used in aviation and aerospace to indicate supersonic speeds, with higher Mach numbers denoting faster velocities relative to the speed of sound.

## Feet Per Second To Mach Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common feet per second to mach conversion values.

Foot Per Second (ft/s)Mach
1 ft/s0.000889 Ma
2 ft/s0.001778 Ma
3 ft/s0.002667 Ma
4 ft/s0.003556 Ma
5 ft/s0.004445 Ma
6 ft/s0.005334 Ma
7 ft/s0.006223 Ma
8 ft/s0.007112 Ma
9 ft/s0.008001 Ma
10 ft/s0.00889 Ma
11 ft/s0.009779 Ma
12 ft/s0.010668 Ma
13 ft/s0.011557 Ma

## Other Common Foot Per SecondConversions

Below is a table of common conversions from feet per second to other speed units.

ConversionResult
1 foot per second in feet per minute60 ft/m
1 foot per second in feet per hour3600 ft/h
1 foot per second in kilometers per second0.000304785126485828 km/s
1 foot per second in kilometers per minute0.0182871075891497 km/m
1 foot per second in kilometers per hour1.09722645534898 km/h
1 foot per second in knots0.5924838013 kn, kt
1 foot per second in meters per second0.3048 m/s
1 foot per second in meters per minute18.288 m/min
1 foot per second in meters per hour1097.28 m/h
1 foot per second in miles per second0.0001893939 mi/s
1 foot per second in miles per minute0.0113636364 mi/m
1 foot per second in miles per hour0.6818181818 mph
1 foot per second in yards per second0.3333333333 yd/s
1 foot per second in yards per minute20 yd/m
1 foot per second in yards per hour1200 yd/h
1 foot per second in speed of light0.000000001016703362 c
1 foot per second in speed of sound0.000889 c