There are three basic temperature scales:
||Kelvin is the SI unit of temperature
scale also known as the "absolute" temperature scale
because temperatures cannot get any colder than 0 K.
||Celsius is based upon the freezing
and boiling of water (water freezes at 0 0C
and boils at 100 0C (at sea level)).
||Fahrenheit is the common uinit
of temperature in the United States.
Kelvin and Celsius are used in scientific calculations. It
is important to be able to convert from one temperature scale
to another. These conversions are:
|Celsius to Kelvin:
||K = 0C
|Fahrenheit to Celsius:
5/9 (0F - 32)