MILES PER HOUR
Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. The common abbreviation in everyday use is mph, although mi/h, using the SI method of expressing derived units, is sometimes used, especially in the United States. The preferred SI unit for velocity is m/s, although km/h is often used as a replacement for mph.
1 mph is equal to:
Miles per hour is the unit used for speed limits on roads in the U.S., Britain and various other nations including overseas territories.
KILOMETRE PER HOUR
Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). The symbol is km/h or km·h−1. It is often spoken and sometimes written as klicks or kays in slang usage. By definition, an object travelling at a speed of 1 km/h for an hour would move 1 kilometre.
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KNOTS V MILES PER HOUR
Knots is how the speed of aircraft and boats is measured. Both miles per hour and knots is a speed which is the number of units of distance that is covered for a certain amount of time.
knot = 1 nautical mile per hour = 6076 feet per hour
For example, if a train is moving at 50 mph on a track, how would you represent this speed in knots (even though trains are not usually represented in knots)?
To do this problem easily, one can multiply the number of miles per hour that the train is moving by the number of feet per hour that = 1 mph. this converts the speed to a distance traveled in one hour.
Now, divide that distance by the number of feet in a nautical mile (6076).
In aerodynamics, speed is also measured by the Mach number, which is the ratio of the speed of the object to the speed of sound. Mach 1 means that you are traveling at the speed of sound or 661.7 knots, or
How would you determine the speed of sound in mph?
= 4,020,489.2 feet/hr
We can say that Mach 1 = 761.5 mph at sea level.
Since the speed of sound varies with the density of air ( or whatever material it is transmitted through), one needs to determine the density of the air the aircraft is flying through. To compute this, we will use the chart shown below, called the International Civil Aviation Organization Table, or I.C.A.O.
Notice as the altitude increased, the density of air decreases as does the speed of sound in knots.
CONVERSION TABLE FOR KNOTS TO MILES PER HOUR KTS - MPH
BEAUFORT WIND SCALE
DEFINITION of SPEED (spēd) n.
idiom: up to speed
Middle English spede, from Old English spēd, success, swiftness.
SYNONYMS speed, hurry, hasten, quicken, accelerate, precipitate. These verbs mean to proceed or cause to proceed rapidly or more rapidly. Speed refers to swift motion or action: The train sped through the countryside. Postal workers labored overtime to speed delivery of the holiday mail. Hurry implies a markedly faster rate than usual, often with concomitant confusion or commotion: Hurry, or you'll miss the plane! Don't let anyone hurry you into making a decision. Hasten suggests urgency and often eager or rash swiftness: My doctor hastened to reassure me that the tests were negative. His off-color jokes only hastened his dismissal. Quicken and especially accelerate refer to increase in rate of activity, growth, or progress: The skater's breathing quickened as he neared the end of his routine. The runner quickened her pace as she drew near the finish line. The economic expansion has continued but is no longer accelerating. Heat greatly accelerates the deterioration of perishable foods. Precipitate implies causing something to happen abruptly or prematurely: Mention of the issue precipitated an angry outburst during the meeting. See also synonyms at haste.
WORD HISTORY We learn from the fable of the tortoise and the hare that the race is not always to the swift, but etymology teaches us that speed and success are closely related. The Old English word spēd, from which our word speed is descended, originally meant “prosperity, successful outcome, ability, or quickness.” A corresponding verb, spēdan, in Modern English the verb speed, meant “to succeed, prosper, or achieve a goal”; and an adjective, spēdig, the ancestor of our word speedy, meant “wealthy, powerful.” Except for archaic uses the words today relate only to the general sense of “velocity.” The meaning “success” is retained chiefly in the compound Godspeed, a noun formed from the phrase meaning “May God cause you to prosper.”
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