List of Various Speeds

This section lists various speeds to give us a sense of scale about speed.

The list below provides some reference speeds to give us a sense of scale about speed:

299,792,458 m/s =1,079,252,850 km/h - Speed of light in a vacuum
    220,000 m/s =790,000 km/h - Orbiting speed of Sun
     29,790 m/s =107,200 km/h - Orbiting speed of Earth
     17,043 m/s = 61,319 km/h - Speed of Voyager 1 spacecraft
      8,000 m/s = 29,000 km/h - Orbiting speed of space shuttle
      1,500 m/s =  5,400 km/h - Speed of sound in water
      1,023 m/s =  3,683 km/h - Orbiting speed of Moon
        980 m/s =  3,530 km/h - Speed of the fastest airplane
        340 m/s =  1,225 km/h - Speed of sound in air at sea level
        250 m/s =    900 km/h - Speed of passenger airplane
        160 m/s =    575 km/h - Speed of the fastest train
        108 m/s =    389 km/h - Speed of the fastest bird
         64 m/s =    230 km/h - Speed of the fastest ant
         36 m/s =    130 km/h - Speed of the fastest fish
         33 m/s =    120 km/h - Speed of the fastest cheetah
         20 m/s =     72 km/h - Speed of the fastest rabbit
         12 m/s =     45 km/h - Speed of the fastest human running
          2 m/s =      7 km/h - Speed of the fastest human waling
       0.47 m/s =   1.69 km/h - Speed of the fastest turtle walking
    0.00275 m/s =0.00990 km/h - Speed of the fastest snail

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Space

 Introducion of Frame of Reference

 Introducion of Time

Introduction of Speed

 What Is Speed?

List of Various Speeds

 Different Speeds Observed in Different Frames

 Measuring Speed of Light - Roemer's Method

 Measuring Speed of Light - Fizeau's Method

 Measuring Speed of Light - Foucault's Method

 Newton's Laws of Motion

 Introduction of Special Relativity

 Time Dilation in Special Relativity

 Length Contraction in Special Relativity

 The Relativity of Simultaneity

 Introduction of Spacetime

 Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams

 References

 PDF Printing Version