# Centimeters per Second Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in centimeters per second below to convert to another unit of speed.

## What Are Centimeters per Second?

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed.

The centimeter per second, or centimetre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Centimeters per second can be abbreviated as cm/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cm/sec. For example, 1 centimeter per second can be written as 1 cm/s or 1 cm/sec.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units.[1] For example, cm/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Centimeters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dcm / tsec

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

## How Fast Is a Centimeter per Second?

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in centimeters in one second.

## How to Convert Centimeters per Second

To convert centimeters per second to another unit of speed, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[2]

You can find the conversion factors for centimeters per second in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the speed measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

centimeters per second × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

## Centimeters per Second Conversion Table

Common centimeters per second values and equivalent imperial and metric speed measurements
centimeters per second knots Mach number speed of sound speed of light miles per hour feet per second kilometers per second kilometers per hour meters per second
1 cm/s 0.019438 kn Mach 0.000029155 0.000029155 sound 0.000000000033356 c 0.022369 mph 0.032808 ft/s 0.00001 km/s 0.036 km/h 0.01 m/s
2 cm/s 0.038877 kn Mach 0.000058309 0.000058309 sound 0.000000000066713 c 0.044739 mph 0.065617 ft/s 0.00002 km/s 0.072 km/h 0.02 m/s
3 cm/s 0.058315 kn Mach 0.000087464 0.000087464 sound 0.00000000010007 c 0.067108 mph 0.098425 ft/s 0.00003 km/s 0.108 km/h 0.03 m/s
4 cm/s 0.077754 kn Mach 0.000117 0.000117 sound 0.00000000013343 c 0.089477 mph 0.131234 ft/s 0.00004 km/s 0.144 km/h 0.04 m/s
5 cm/s 0.097192 kn Mach 0.000146 0.000146 sound 0.00000000016678 c 0.111847 mph 0.164042 ft/s 0.00005 km/s 0.18 km/h 0.05 m/s
6 cm/s 0.116631 kn Mach 0.000175 0.000175 sound 0.00000000020014 c 0.134216 mph 0.19685 ft/s 0.00006 km/s 0.216 km/h 0.06 m/s
7 cm/s 0.136069 kn Mach 0.000204 0.000204 sound 0.00000000023349 c 0.156586 mph 0.229659 ft/s 0.00007 km/s 0.252 km/h 0.07 m/s
8 cm/s 0.155508 kn Mach 0.000233 0.000233 sound 0.00000000026685 c 0.178955 mph 0.262467 ft/s 0.00008 km/s 0.288 km/h 0.08 m/s
9 cm/s 0.174946 kn Mach 0.000262 0.000262 sound 0.00000000030021 c 0.201324 mph 0.295276 ft/s 0.00009 km/s 0.324 km/h 0.09 m/s
10 cm/s 0.194384 kn Mach 0.000292 0.000292 sound 0.00000000033356 c 0.223694 mph 0.328084 ft/s 0.0001 km/s 0.36 km/h 0.1 m/s
11 cm/s 0.213823 kn Mach 0.000321 0.000321 sound 0.00000000036692 c 0.246063 mph 0.360892 ft/s 0.00011 km/s 0.396 km/h 0.11 m/s
12 cm/s 0.233261 kn Mach 0.00035 0.00035 sound 0.00000000040028 c 0.268432 mph 0.393701 ft/s 0.00012 km/s 0.432 km/h 0.12 m/s
13 cm/s 0.2527 kn Mach 0.000379 0.000379 sound 0.00000000043363 c 0.290802 mph 0.426509 ft/s 0.00013 km/s 0.468 km/h 0.13 m/s
14 cm/s 0.272138 kn Mach 0.000408 0.000408 sound 0.00000000046699 c 0.313171 mph 0.459318 ft/s 0.00014 km/s 0.504 km/h 0.14 m/s
15 cm/s 0.291577 kn Mach 0.000437 0.000437 sound 0.00000000050035 c 0.33554 mph 0.492126 ft/s 0.00015 km/s 0.54 km/h 0.15 m/s
16 cm/s 0.311015 kn Mach 0.000466 0.000466 sound 0.0000000005337 c 0.35791 mph 0.524934 ft/s 0.00016 km/s 0.576 km/h 0.16 m/s
17 cm/s 0.330454 kn Mach 0.000496 0.000496 sound 0.00000000056706 c 0.380279 mph 0.557743 ft/s 0.00017 km/s 0.612 km/h 0.17 m/s
18 cm/s 0.349892 kn Mach 0.000525 0.000525 sound 0.00000000060042 c 0.402649 mph 0.590551 ft/s 0.00018 km/s 0.648 km/h 0.18 m/s
19 cm/s 0.36933 kn Mach 0.000554 0.000554 sound 0.00000000063377 c 0.425018 mph 0.62336 ft/s 0.00019 km/s 0.684 km/h 0.19 m/s
20 cm/s 0.388769 kn Mach 0.000583 0.000583 sound 0.00000000066713 c 0.447387 mph 0.656168 ft/s 0.0002 km/s 0.72 km/h 0.2 m/s

## Centimeters per Second Conversion Calculators

You can also convert speed using one of our centimeters per second converters below.

## References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using
2. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion