# Metre per second | Wikipedia audio article

The metre per second (American English: meter

per second) is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector quantity

which specifies both magnitude and a specific direction), defined by distance in metres

divided by time in seconds. The SI unit symbols are m·s−1, m s−1,

m/s, or m/s, sometimes (unofficially) abbreviated as mps.==Conversions==

1 m/s is equivalent to:=3.6 km/h (exactly)

≈ 3.2808 feet per second (approximately) ≈ 2.2369 miles per hour (approximately)

≈ 1.9438 knots (approximately)1 foot per second=0.3048 m/s (exactly)1 mile per hour

=0.44704 m/s (exactly)1 km/h=0.27 m/s (exactly)==Relation to other measures==

The benz, named in honour of Karl Benz, has been proposed as a name for one metre per

second. Although it has seen some support as a practical unit, primarily from German

sources, it was rejected as the SI unit of velocity and has not seen widespread use or

acceptance.==Unicode character==

The “metre per second” symbol is encoded by Unicode at code point U+33A7 ㎧ SQUARE M

OVER S ❰ ㎧ ❱.==See also==

Orders of magnitude (speed) Metre per second squared

Metre