Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from knots to meters per second is 0.514444444444, which means that 1 knot is equal to 0.514444444444 meters per second:

1 kt = 0.514444444444 m/s

To convert 1 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 1 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from knots to meters per second. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 kt → 0.514444444444 m/s

1 kt → V(m/s)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in meters per second:

V(m/s) = 1 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 0.514444444444 m/s

The final result is:

1 kt → 0.514444444444 m/s

We conclude that 1 knots is equivalent to 0.514444444444 meters per second:

1 knots = 0.514444444444 meters per second

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter per second is equal to 1.9438444924423 × 1 knots.

Another way is saying that 1 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 1.9438444924423 meters per second.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that one knots is approximately zero point five one four meters per second:

1 kt ≅ 0.514 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately one point nine four four times one knots.

Conversion table

knots to meters per second chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from knots to meters per second

knots (kt) meters per second (m/s)
2 knots 1.029 meters per second
3 knots 1.543 meters per second
4 knots 2.058 meters per second
5 knots 2.572 meters per second
6 knots 3.087 meters per second
7 knots 3.601 meters per second
8 knots 4.116 meters per second
9 knots 4.63 meters per second
10 knots 5.144 meters per second
11 knots 5.659 meters per second