Conversion from Speed of sound to Meters per second (m/s) and vice versa

Updated on by Stefan Banse

Here you can convert the Speed unit Speed of sound into the unit Meters per second and vice versa you can convert Meters per second into Speed of sound. By clicking the "Swap units" icon, you will always obtain the desired conversion in the calculation result. With the following calculator you can also calculate any other Speed unit.

Info about "Speed of sound"

Definition: If an object travels at the speed of sound in air at 20 degrees Celsius for one second, it travels a distance of 343 meters per second. Actually, it is equivalent to 1.234,8 km/h.

The speed of sound is often illustrated by an example of a thunderstorm: if lightning strikes within 3 seconds of the thunder sound, then the thunderstorm is about 1 kilometer away. Another example, in a 100-meter sprint, the starting shot is fired directly next to the starting blocks. Imagine, if the start shot was fired at the finish line, it would take about 0.3 seconds of time to hear the shot in the start blocks.

Info about "Meters per second"

Meters per second is a basic unit for speed in the International System of Units (SI) and other metric systems. This is because both meter and second are the international base units for distance and time. Definition of "meters per second": An object moving at 1 "m/s" per second will cover a distance of one meter.

In our daily work, speed is commonly measured in km/h. The following rule is an easy way to remember when converting m/s into km/h: &qquot; multiply by four and minus 10 %". For example, standard walking speeds in meters per second are about 1 m/s for a walker, 10.44 m/s is the world record for running 100 meters, and the speed of sound is 343 meters per second.

As mentioned above, both meter and second are the international base units for distance and time. All other speed units in the metric system are derived based on meters per second (e.g. km/h, mm/s).

Formula for the conversion of Speed of sound to Meters per second (m/s)

The calculation from Speed of sound to Meters per second shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Speed of sound to Meters per second 

Determine the number of Meters per second from Speed of sound

Speed of sound × 343


Formula for the conversion of Meters per second (m/s) to Speed of sound

The calculation from Meters per second to Speed of sound shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Meters per second to Speed of sound 

Determine the number of Speed of sound from Meters per second

Meters per second × 0.0029154518950437


Overview table: How many Speed of sound are how many Meters per second?

Speed of sound Meters per second m/s
0.01  => 3.43000 m/s
0.02  => 6.86000 m/s
0.03  => 10.29000 m/s
0.04  => 13.72000 m/s
0.05  => 17.15000 m/s
0.06  => 20.58000 m/s
0.07  => 24.01000 m/s
0.08  => 27.44000 m/s
0.09  => 30.87000 m/s
0.10  => 34.30000 m/s
0.20  => 68.60000 m/s
0.30  => 102.90000 m/s
0.40  => 137.20000 m/s
0.50  => 171.50000 m/s
0.60  => 205.80000 m/s
0.70  => 240.10000 m/s
0.80  => 274.40000 m/s
0.90  => 308.70000 m/s
1  => 343 m/s
2  => 686 m/s
3  => 1 029 m/s
4  => 1 372 m/s
5  => 1 715 m/s
6  => 2 058 m/s
7  => 2 401 m/s
8  => 2 744 m/s
9  => 3 087 m/s
10  => 3 430 m/s
20  => 6 860 m/s
30  => 10 290 m/s
40  => 13 720 m/s
50  => 17 150 m/s
60  => 20 580 m/s
70  => 24 010 m/s
80  => 27 440 m/s
90  => 30 870 m/s
100  => 34 300 m/s
200  => 68 600 m/s
300  => 102 900 m/s
400  => 137 200 m/s
500  => 171 500 m/s
600  => 205 800 m/s
700  => 240 100 m/s
800  => 274 400 m/s
900  => 308 700 m/s
1 000  => 343 000 m/s

Overview table: How many Meters per second are how many Speed of sound?

Meters per second m/sSpeed of sound
0.01 m/s => 0.00002 
0.02 m/s => 0.00005 
0.03 m/s => 0.00008 
0.04 m/s => 0.00011 
0.05 m/s => 0.00014 
0.06 m/s => 0.00017 
0.07 m/s => 0.00020 
0.08 m/s => 0.00023 
0.09 m/s => 0.00026 
0.10 m/s => 0.00029 
0.20 m/s => 0.00058 
0.30 m/s => 0.00087 
0.40 m/s => 0.00116 
0.50 m/s => 0.00145 
0.60 m/s => 0.00174 
0.70 m/s => 0.00204 
0.80 m/s => 0.00233 
0.90 m/s => 0.00262 
1 m/s => 0.00291 
2 m/s => 0.00583 
3 m/s => 0.00874 
4 m/s => 0.01166 
5 m/s => 0.01457 
6 m/s => 0.01749 
7 m/s => 0.02040 
8 m/s => 0.02332 
9 m/s => 0.02623 
10 m/s => 0.02915 
20 m/s => 0.05830 
30 m/s => 0.08746 
40 m/s => 0.11661 
50 m/s => 0.14577 
60 m/s => 0.17492 
70 m/s => 0.20408 
80 m/s => 0.23323 
90 m/s => 0.26239 
100 m/s => 0.29154 
200 m/s => 0.58309 
300 m/s => 0.87463 
400 m/s => 1.16618 
500 m/s => 1.45772 
600 m/s => 1.74927 
700 m/s => 2.04081 
800 m/s => 2.33236 
900 m/s => 2.62390 
1 000 m/s => 2.91545 

Source information

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Last update on November 22, 2020

The pages of the "Units of speed" category were last editorially reviewed by Stefan Banse on November 22, 2020. They all correspond to the current status.

Previous changes on November 9, 2020

  • November 9, 2020: Publication of the Speed converter
  • Editorial revision of all texts in this category