# Convert Revolutions Per Second to Meters Per Second

Revolutions per second (or RPM) is a unit of angular velocity, or rotational speed, and is used to measure the speed of a rotating object. On the other hand, meters per second (or m/s) is a unit of linear velocity, and is used to measure the speed of a moving object in a straight line. In certain situations, it may be necessary to convert one to the other. This article provides a brief overview of how to convert RPM to m/s.

## Formula for RPM to m/s Conversion The formula for converting revolutions per second to meters per second is relatively simple: m/s = 2πR/60, where R is the radius of the object (in meters) and π is equal to 3.14. This formula can be used to calculate the linear velocity of a rotating object, given the RPM and radius.

## Calculating RPM to m/s To convert RPM to m/s, start by determining the radius of the object. For example, if the object is a wheel, the radius would be half of its diameter. Once the radius is known, substitute it into the RPM to m/s conversion formula. For example, if an object has a radius of 1 meter and is rotating at 30 RPM, the linear velocity would be 2π(1)/60 = 0.1 m/s. 