Meters per Second to Speed of Sound Converter

Enter the speed in meters per second below to get the value converted to speed of sound.

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1 m/s = 0.002915 sound

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How to Convert Meters per Second to Speed of Sound

To convert a measurement in meters per second to a measurement in speed of sound, divide the speed by the following conversion ratio: 343 meters per second/speed of sound.

Since one speed of sound is equal to 343 meters per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:

speed of sound = meters per second ÷ 343

The speed in speed of sound is equal to the speed in meters per second divided by 343.

For example, here's how to convert 500 meters per second to speed of sound using the formula above.
speed of sound = (500 m/s ÷ 343) = 1.457726 sound

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

What Are Meters per Second?

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as m/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m/sec. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/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, m/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dm / tsec

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

Learn more about meters per second.

What Is the Speed of Sound?

The speed of sound is the distance a sound wave travels through an elastic medium. The speed of sound through air at 20 °C is equal to 343 meters per second,[2] or roughly 767 miles per hour.

Speed of sound can be abbreviated as sound; for example, 1 speed of sound can be written as 1 sound.

Learn more about the speed of sound.

Meter per Second to Speed of Sound Conversion Table

Table showing various meter per second measurements converted to speed of sound.
Meters Per Second Speed Of Sound
1 m/s 0.002915 sound
2 m/s 0.005831 sound
3 m/s 0.008746 sound
4 m/s 0.011662 sound
5 m/s 0.014577 sound
6 m/s 0.017493 sound
7 m/s 0.020408 sound
8 m/s 0.023324 sound
9 m/s 0.026239 sound
10 m/s 0.029155 sound
20 m/s 0.058309 sound
30 m/s 0.087464 sound
40 m/s 0.116618 sound
50 m/s 0.145773 sound
60 m/s 0.174927 sound
70 m/s 0.204082 sound
80 m/s 0.233236 sound
90 m/s 0.262391 sound
100 m/s 0.291545 sound
200 m/s 0.58309 sound
300 m/s 0.874636 sound
400 m/s 1.1662 sound
500 m/s 1.4577 sound
600 m/s 1.7493 sound
700 m/s 2.0408 sound
800 m/s 2.3324 sound
900 m/s 2.6239 sound
1,000 m/s 2.9155 sound

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. CK-12, Speed of Sound, https://www.ck12.org/physics/speed-of-sound/lesson/Speed-of-Sound-MS-PS/

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