# 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