# Convert Feet Per Second to Mach Number

Enter the speed in feet per second below to get the value converted to Mach number.

**Results in Mach Number:**

## How to Convert Feet Per Second to Mach Number

To convert a foot per second measurement to a Mach measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One foot per second is equal to Mach 0.000889, so use this simple formula to convert:

The Mach number is equal to the speed in feet per second multiplied by 0.000889.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 feet per second to Mach number using the formula above.

Feet per second and Mach number are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Feet Per Second

Feet per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in feet in one second.

The foot per second is a US customary and imperial unit of speed. Feet per second can be abbreviated as *ft/s*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *ft/sec* or *fps*. For example, 1 foot per second can be written as 1 ft/s, 1 ft/sec, or 1 fps.

Feet per second can be expressed using the formula:

v_{ft/s} = d_{ft}t_{sec}

The velocity in feet per second is equal to the distance in feet divided by time in seconds.

## Mach Number

Mach, sometimes also referred to as a Mach number, is the ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound.

Mach can be abbreviated as M, and is also sometimes abbreviated as Ma. For example, Mach 1 can be written as 1 M or 1 Ma.

Although Mach can be abbreviated *M* or *Ma*, the Mach number is typically expressed with the number after the unit name.
For example, the expression *Mach 3* is preferred rather than *3 Machs* or *3 M*.

The speed is classified as either subsonic, transonic, supersonic, or hypersonic depending on the Mach number.

Speed Classification | Mach Number |
---|---|

Subsonic | Mach < 1.0 |

Transonic | Mach = 1.0 |

Supersonic | Mach > 1.0 |

Hypersonic | Mach > 5.0 |

## Foot Per Second Measurements and Equivalent Mach Conversions

Feet Per Second | Mach Number |
---|---|

1 ft/s | Mach 0.000889 |

2 ft/s | Mach 0.001777 |

3 ft/s | Mach 0.002666 |

4 ft/s | Mach 0.003555 |

5 ft/s | Mach 0.004443 |

6 ft/s | Mach 0.005332 |

7 ft/s | Mach 0.00622 |

8 ft/s | Mach 0.007109 |

9 ft/s | Mach 0.007998 |

10 ft/s | Mach 0.008886 |

11 ft/s | Mach 0.009775 |

12 ft/s | Mach 0.010664 |

13 ft/s | Mach 0.011552 |

14 ft/s | Mach 0.012441 |

15 ft/s | Mach 0.013329 |

16 ft/s | Mach 0.014218 |

17 ft/s | Mach 0.015107 |

18 ft/s | Mach 0.015995 |

19 ft/s | Mach 0.016884 |

20 ft/s | Mach 0.017773 |

21 ft/s | Mach 0.018661 |

22 ft/s | Mach 0.01955 |

23 ft/s | Mach 0.020438 |

24 ft/s | Mach 0.021327 |

25 ft/s | Mach 0.022216 |

26 ft/s | Mach 0.023104 |

27 ft/s | Mach 0.023993 |

28 ft/s | Mach 0.024882 |

29 ft/s | Mach 0.02577 |

30 ft/s | Mach 0.026659 |

31 ft/s | Mach 0.027548 |

32 ft/s | Mach 0.028436 |

33 ft/s | Mach 0.029325 |

34 ft/s | Mach 0.030213 |

35 ft/s | Mach 0.031102 |

36 ft/s | Mach 0.031991 |

37 ft/s | Mach 0.032879 |

38 ft/s | Mach 0.033768 |

39 ft/s | Mach 0.034657 |

40 ft/s | Mach 0.035545 |

## More Foot Per Second Speed Conversions

- Convert to Knots
- 1 ft/s is equal to 0.592484 knots
- Convert to Speed Of Sound
- 1 ft/s is equal to 0.000889 speed of sound
- Convert to Speed Of Light
- 1 ft/s is equal to 1.0167E-9 speed of light
- Convert to Miles Per Hour
- 1 ft/s is equal to 0.681818 miles per hour
- Convert to Kilometers Per Second
- 1 ft/s is equal to 0.000305 kilometers per second
- Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
- 1 ft/s is equal to 1.09728 kilometers per hour
- Convert to Meters Per Second
- 1 ft/s is equal to 0.3048 meters per second
- Convert to Centimeters Per Second
- 1 ft/s is equal to 30.48 centimeters per second