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Understanding m^2 / s^2 (Speed of Light help)

  1. Mar 11, 2013 #1
    Google says the speed of light squared is 8.98755179 × 1016 m2 / s2 ... Can someone give this to me in meters per second please
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  3. Mar 11, 2013 #2


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    Nope. Speed squared has units of (distance per time) squared.
  4. Mar 12, 2013 #3
  5. Mar 12, 2013 #4


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    ebodet18, you seem to be really confused about how units work. A square meter is not the same thing as a meter. Speed of light squared isn't the same thing as the speed of light.
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