Speed Of Sound to Mach Number Conversion
Enter the speed in speed of sound below to get the value converted to Mach number.
How to Convert Speed Of Sound to Mach Number
To convert a speed of sound measurement to a Mach measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One speed of sound is equal to Mach 1, so use this simple formula to convert:
The Mach number is equal to the speed in speed of sound multiplied by 1.
Speed of sound and Mach number are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
Speed of sound can be abbreviated as sound; for example, 1 speed of sound can be written as 1 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|
Speed Of Sound to Mach Conversion Table
|Speed Of Sound||Mach Number|
|0.25 sound||Mach 0.25|
|0.5 sound||Mach 0.5|
|0.75 sound||Mach 0.75|
|1 sound||Mach 1|
|1.5 sound||Mach 1.5|
|2 sound||Mach 2|
|2.5 sound||Mach 2.5|
|3 sound||Mach 3|
|3.5 sound||Mach 3.5|
|4 sound||Mach 4|
|4.5 sound||Mach 4.5|
|5 sound||Mach 5|
|5.5 sound||Mach 5.5|
|6 sound||Mach 6|
|6.5 sound||Mach 6.5|
|7 sound||Mach 7|
|7.5 sound||Mach 7.5|
|8 sound||Mach 8|
|8.5 sound||Mach 8.5|
|9 sound||Mach 9|
|9.5 sound||Mach 9.5|
|10 sound||Mach 10|
- CK-12, Speed of Sound, https://www.ck12.org/physics/speed-of-sound/lesson/Speed-of-Sound-MS-PS/
- NASA, Mach Number, https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/BGH/mach.html