Temperature can be measured in a unit called Celsius, also known as centigrade.
Celsius is measured in degrees and symbolized with °C
Some common measurements:
-The freezing point of water, which is 0 °C
-The boiling point of water, which is 100 °C
However, it is important to note that the measurement can be affected by water composition and air pressure.
Its for this reason that the ocean water, which contains a high salt content, will freeze at below 0 °C, and boiling water on top of Mount Everest, at a very high altitude will reduce its boiling point to below 100 °C.
Conversion to Fahrenheit
0°C = 32°F
It is very easy to convert a temperature in Celsius(°C) to a temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
In order to do this we much multiply our temperature in Celsius by 9/5, and then add 32:
°F = °C × 9/5 + 32
We will do a conversion of 30 degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit:
°F = 30°C × 9/5 + 32
°F = 54 + 32
°F = 86
Conversion to Kelvin
0°C = 273.15 K
A temperature in Kelvin (K) can be easily converted from a temperature in Celsius (°C).
To do this we must simply add 273.15 to our Celsius (°C) measurement
K = °C + 273.15
We will do a conversion of 30 degrees Celsius to Kelvin:
K = 30°C + 273.15
Conversion to Rankine
0°C = 491.67°R
A temperature in Rankine (°R) can be easily converted from a temperature in Celsius (°C).
To do this we must simply add 273.15 to our Celsius (°C) measurement, and then multiply by 9/5
°R = °C + 273.15 x 9/5
We will do a conversion of 30 degrees Celsius to degrees Rankine:
°R = (30°C + 273.15) × 9/5
°R = 303.15 x 9/5
°R = 545.67
|Celsius (°C)||Fahrenheit (°F)||Rankine (°R)||Kelvin (K)||Temperature|
|-25 °C||-13°F||446.67 °R||248.15 K||Very cold winter day|
|0 °C||32.0 °F||491.67 °R||273.15 K||Water freezing point|
|21 °C||69.8 °F||529.47 °R||294.15 K||Room temperature|
|37 °C||98.6 °F||558.27 °R||310.15 K||Normal body temperature|
|100 °C||212.0 °F||671.67 °R||373.15 K||Water boiling point|