Knots To Meters Per Second Conversion

kn, kt

1 kn, kt = 0.5144444444 m/s

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How to convert knots to meters per second (kn, kt to m/s)

The formula for converting knots to meters per second is: m/s = kn, kt × 0.5144444444. To calculate the knot (std) value in meters per second first substitute the knot (std) value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 knot (std) in meters per second we follow these steps:

m/s = kn, kt × 0.5144444444

m/s = 1 × 0.5144444444

m/s = 0.5144444444

In other words, 1 knot (std) is equal to 0.5144444444 meters per second.


Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 2 knots to meters per second is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: m/s = kn, kt × 0.5144444444
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 2 for kn, kt so the formula becomes: m/s = 2 × 0.5144444444
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 2 × 0.5144444444 = 1.0288888888 m/s

In summary, 2 knots is equal to 1.0288888888 meters per second.


Converting meters per second to knots

In order to convert the other way around i.e. meters per second to knots, you would use the following formula: kn, kt = m/s × 1.94384449260854. To convert meters per second to knots first substitute the meter per second value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 meter per second in knots we follow these steps:

kn, kt = m/s × 1.94384449260854

kn, kt = 1 × 1.94384449260854

kn, kt = 1.94384449260854

Or in other words, 1 meter per second is equal to 1.94384449260854 knots.


Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Knot (std)?

A knot is a unit of speed typically used in maritime and aviation contexts. It represents one nautical mile per hour, where a nautical mile is defined as one minute of latitude on a navigational chart. Knots are commonly used to measure the speed of ships, boats, and aircraft.
To provide a detailed example of knots, let's consider a sailboat traveling in the ocean. If the sailboat covers a distance of 10 nautical miles in one hour, then its velocity would be 10 knots. This means that the sailboat is moving at a speed of 10 knots.
Knots are especially important in navigation and maritime operations. They allow sailors and ship navigators to measure the speed of a vessel relative to the water it is traveling in. Since nautical miles are based on the Earth's latitude, knots provide a consistent and reliable measurement of speed regardless of location.
In aviation, knots are also commonly used to measure the speed of aircraft. Airspeed indicators in airplanes often display the speed in knots. This information helps pilots assess the performance of the aircraft, maintain safe speeds, and communicate with air traffic control.
It's worth noting that knots can be converted to other units of speed. One knot is equal to approximately 1.15078 statute miles per hour (mph) or 1.852 kilometers per hour (km/h).
In summary, a knot is a unit of speed that represents one nautical mile per hour. It is widely used in maritime and aviation contexts to measure the speed of ships, boats, and aircraft. Knots provide a consistent and standardized measurement of speed relative to nautical miles and play a crucial role in navigation, safety, and communication in these domains.

What is a Meter Per Second?

Meters per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in meters divided by the time taken in seconds. It is a fundamental unit of speed in the International System of Units (SI).
To provide an example, let's consider a runner who covers a distance of 100 meters in 10 seconds. The average speed of the runner can be calculated by dividing the distance by the time: 100 meters / 10 seconds = 10 meters per second. This means that the runner is covering a distance of 10 meters every second.
Meters per second is a widely used unit to measure the speed of various objects and phenomena. It is commonly employed in everyday situations, such as measuring the speed of a car, the velocity of an athlete, or the flow rate of a fluid.
In scientific and engineering contexts, meters per second is also used to describe the speed of particles, the movement of waves, and the velocity of projectiles, among other applications.
It's worth noting that meters per second can be converted to other units of speed, such as kilometers per hour or miles per hour, by using appropriate conversion factors.
In summary, meters per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in meters divided by the time taken in seconds. It is commonly used to measure the speed of objects and phenomena in various fields, and it provides a straightforward and standardized measure of velocity.

Knots To Meters Per Second Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common knots to meters per second conversion values.

Knot (kn, Kt)Meter Per Second (m/s)
1 kn, kt0.5144444444 m/s
2 kn, kt1.0288888888 m/s
3 kn, kt1.5433333332 m/s
4 kn, kt2.0577777776 m/s
5 kn, kt2.572222222 m/s
6 kn, kt3.0866666664 m/s
7 kn, kt3.6011111108 m/s
8 kn, kt4.1155555552 m/s
9 kn, kt4.6299999996 m/s
10 kn, kt5.144444444 m/s
11 kn, kt5.6588888884 m/s
12 kn, kt6.1733333328 m/s
13 kn, kt6.6877777772 m/s

Other Common Knot (std) Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from knots to other speed units.

ConversionResult
1 knot (std) in feet per hour6076.11672949371 ft/h
1 knot (std) in kilometers per hour1.85199999984814 km/h
1 knot (std) in mach0.00149984 Ma
1 knot (std) in meters per hour1852 m/h
1 knot (std) in miles per second0.000319661 mi/s
1 knot (std) in yards per second0.5626032857 yd/s
1 knot (std) in speed of light0.000000001716 c
1 knot (std) in speed of sound0.00149984 c