Mach To Miles Per Second Conversion

Ma

1 Ma = 0.1833333333 mi/s

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How to convert mach to miles per second (Ma to mi/s)

The formula for converting mach to miles per second is: mi/s = Ma × 0.1833333333. To calculate the mach value in miles per second first substitute the mach value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 mach in miles per second we follow these steps:

mi/s = Ma × 0.1833333333

mi/s = 1 × 0.1833333333

mi/s = 0.1833333333

In other words, 1 mach is equal to 0.1833333333 miles per second.


Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 3 mach to miles per second is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: mi/s = Ma × 0.1833333333
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 3 for Ma so the formula becomes: mi/s = 3 × 0.1833333333
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 3 × 0.1833333333 = 0.5499999999 mi/s

In summary, 3 mach is equal to 0.5499999999 miles per second.


Converting miles per second to mach

In order to convert the other way around i.e. miles per second to mach, you would use the following formula: Ma = mi/s × 5.45454545553719. To convert miles per second to mach first substitute the mile per second value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 mile per second in mach we follow these steps:

Ma = mi/s × 5.45454545553719

Ma = 1 × 5.45454545553719

Ma = 5.45454545553719

Or in other words, 1 mile per second is equal to 5.45454545553719 mach.


Conversion Unit Definitions

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.

What is a Mile Per Second?

Mile per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in seconds. It is a relatively high-speed measurement used to describe rapid velocities.
To provide an example, let's consider a rocket that is traveling at a speed of 10 miles per second. This means that for every second, the rocket covers a distance of 10 miles. In a span of 5 seconds, the rocket would travel a total distance of 50 miles.
Mile per second is predominantly used in the field of aerospace and astrodynamics, where extremely high velocities are involved. It is a suitable unit to describe the speed of spacecraft, missiles, or other objects that achieve significant velocities in a short amount of time.
For comparison, the speed of sound is approximately 0.21 miles per second. Therefore, a velocity of 10 miles per second is significantly faster than the speed of sound. This indicates that the rocket is traveling at supersonic speeds and likely in the realm of space travel.
It's important to note that mile per second is not a commonly used unit for everyday speeds, as it represents extremely rapid velocities that are beyond the capabilities of most vehicles or objects. More commonly used speed units include miles per hour, kilometers per hour, or meters per second.
In summary, mile per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in seconds. It is primarily used in aerospace and astrodynamics to describe high velocities, typically associated with space travel.

Mach To Miles Per Second Conversion Table

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

MachMile Per Second (mi/s)
1 Ma0.1833333333 mi/s
2 Ma0.3666666666 mi/s
3 Ma0.5499999999 mi/s
4 Ma0.7333333332 mi/s
5 Ma0.9166666665 mi/s
6 Ma1.0999999998 mi/s
7 Ma1.2833333331 mi/s
8 Ma1.4666666664 mi/s
9 Ma1.6499999997 mi/s
10 Ma1.833333333 mi/s
11 Ma2.0166666663 mi/s
12 Ma2.1999999996 mi/s
13 Ma2.3833333329 mi/s

Other Common Mach Conversions

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

ConversionResult
1 mach in kilometers per second0.343000222950145 km/s
1 mach in kilometers per hour1234.7996167182 km/h
1 mach in knots666.737785363772 kn, kt
1 mach in meters per second295.0464 m/s
1 mach in speed of light0.0000011441 c
1 mach in speed of sound1 c