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Quick newbie question

  1. Feb 24, 2007 #1
    Anyone know what these represent?
    m s-1
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 24, 2007 #2
    It's really hard, actually pretty near impossible, to answer this without knowing the context you're seeing these in.
  4. Feb 24, 2007 #3

    Gib Z

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    Im guessing your seeing these in relation to physics, motion?

    All of those 3 mean the same thing. Units for velocity, or speed.
    m is metres, s is seconds.
    Meters per second is m/s. since 1/s is equal to s-1, we write it like the ways you stated.
  5. Feb 25, 2007 #4


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    Do you mean m s-1?

    If so, that's the same as m/s or "meters per second" as Gib Z said.
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