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spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Units of temperature, a more useful relative scale on 12/19/2013 10:55:46 MST Print View

Andrew Stow
(AndyS) - F - MLife

Locale: Midwest USA
Rankine? on 12/19/2013 12:10:47 MST Print View

Forgot Rankine. Labels same as Celcius.

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: Rankine? on 12/19/2013 14:55:49 MST Print View

Rankine is always the red-headed stepchild.

Anthony Huhn
(anthonyjhuhn) - F - MLife

Locale: Mid West
Rankine labels on 12/22/2013 12:09:36 MST Print View

Rankine is the absolute Fareinheit scale. The labels should be the same as for the Kelvin scale

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Units of temperature, a more useful relative scale on 12/22/2013 12:29:52 MST Print View

Even more so than the general student population, the outing club at UC Berkeley was heavy on Chem / Physics / Math geeks. So at a weekly meeting when someone mentioned "-40 degrees" and a Linguistics major asked, "Celsius or Fahrenheit?" the mass response of "It doesn't matter!" was deafening.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Units of temperature, a more useful relative scale on 12/22/2013 13:30:38 MST Print View

David, the same thing happens at every engineering school.

--B.G.--

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Units of temperature, a more useful relative scale on 12/22/2013 20:40:07 MST Print View

Celsius
0 fairly cold
100 dead

we visualise that as :

0 water freezes
100 water boils

both of those pretty familiar with most people around the world.
Yes I do know that it is 100C only at sea level, however boiling water "hot" is a concept familiar to people that live in Arctic regions as it is everywhere, 100f "hot day outside" isn't...( it was 105f the other day here...)