Convert Knots to Centimeters Per Second

Enter the speed in knots below to get the value converted to centimeters per second.

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1 kn = 51.444444 cm/s

How to Convert Knots to Centimeters Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a knot measurement to a centimeter per second measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One knot is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

centimeters per second = knots × 51.444444

The speed in centimeters per second is equal to the knots multiplied by 51.444444.

For example, here's how to convert 5 knots to centimeters per second using the formula above.
5 kn = (5 × 51.444444) = 257.222222 cm/s

Knots and centimeters per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Knots

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour,[1] or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as kn, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kt. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

Centimeters Per Second

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

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.

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

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

Knot to Centimeter Per Second Conversion Table

Knot measurements converted to centimeters per second
Knots Centimeters Per Second
1 kn 51.44 cm/s
2 kn 102.89 cm/s
3 kn 154.33 cm/s
4 kn 205.78 cm/s
5 kn 257.22 cm/s
6 kn 308.67 cm/s
7 kn 360.11 cm/s
8 kn 411.56 cm/s
9 kn 463 cm/s
10 kn 514.44 cm/s
11 kn 565.89 cm/s
12 kn 617.33 cm/s
13 kn 668.78 cm/s
14 kn 720.22 cm/s
15 kn 771.67 cm/s
16 kn 823.11 cm/s
17 kn 874.56 cm/s
18 kn 926 cm/s
19 kn 977.44 cm/s
20 kn 1,029 cm/s
21 kn 1,080 cm/s
22 kn 1,132 cm/s
23 kn 1,183 cm/s
24 kn 1,235 cm/s
25 kn 1,286 cm/s
26 kn 1,338 cm/s
27 kn 1,389 cm/s
28 kn 1,440 cm/s
29 kn 1,492 cm/s
30 kn 1,543 cm/s
31 kn 1,595 cm/s
32 kn 1,646 cm/s
33 kn 1,698 cm/s
34 kn 1,749 cm/s
35 kn 1,801 cm/s
36 kn 1,852 cm/s
37 kn 1,903 cm/s
38 kn 1,955 cm/s
39 kn 2,006 cm/s
40 kn 2,058 cm/s

References

  1. NASA, Knots Versus Miles per Hour, https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/WindTunnel/Activities/knots_vs_mph.html