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Units of Speed

 

Description

Examples

Description

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Speed has the dimension length per time. The SI composite unit of speed is the meter per second.

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Maple knows the units of speed listed in the following table.

Name

Symbols

Context

Alternate Spellings

Prefixes

 

 

 

 

 

kyne

 

standard *

kynes

SI

mach

M

standard *

machs

 

mile_per_hour

mph

standard *

miles_per_hour

 

knot

 

SI

knots

 

  

An asterisk ( * ) indicates the default context, an at sign (@) indicates an abbreviation, and under the prefixes column, SI indicates that the unit takes all SI prefixes, IEC indicates that the unit takes IEC prefixes, and SI+ and SI- indicate that the unit takes only positive and negative SI prefixes, respectively.  Refer to a unit in the Units package by indexing the name or symbol with the context, for example, mach[standard] or mph[standard]; or, if the context is indicated as the default, by using only the unit name or symbol, for example, mach or mph.

  

 

  

The units of speed are defined as follows.

  

A kyne is defined as a centimeter per second.

  

A mach is defined as the speed of sound at standard temperature and pressure, approximately 331.46 meters per second.

  

A mile per hour is defined as a standard mile per hour.

Examples

convertkyne,dimensions,base=true

lengthtime

(1)

convert2.1,units,ms,mach

0.006335606107

(2)

convert65.0,units,kyne,mih

1.454008590

(3)

See Also

convert/dimensions

convert/units

Units

Units/Index

Units/length

Units/time