|Metre per second|
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The metre per second is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar quantity) and velocity (vector quantity (which have direction and magnitude)), equal to the speed of a body covering a distance of one metre in a time of one second.
The SI unit symbols are m/s, m·s−1, m s−1, or m/s, sometimes (unofficially) abbreviated as mps.
1 m/s is equivalent to:
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)
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.
The "metre per second" symbol is encoded by Unicode at code point U+33A7 ㎧ SQUARE M OVER S.