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Temperature and Measurement – Explanation with Example

Aug 20, 2022
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Temperature and Measurement 

 Key Concepts

  1. Temperature
  2. Scales in which temperature is measured
  3. Relation between the scales of temperature

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Temperature 

The degree of hotness or the coldness of a body is called temperature. Temperature is denoted by the letter ‘T’. 

Temperature is measured using the device thermometer. 

With the increase in the temperature, the kinetic energy in a body increases; hence we can say the temperature is proportional to the kinetic energy. 

Scales of temperature: 

Temperature can be measured on three scales: 

  1. Celsius scale 
  1. Fahrenheit scale 
  1. Kelvin scale 

Important scales to remember: 

  1. Celsius scale is measured from the value 0 °c to 100 °c. 
  1. Fahrenheit is measured from the value 32 °F to 212 °F. 
  1. Kelvin scale is measured from the value -373 K to +373 K. 

Relation between the scales of temperature 

Relation between Celsius and Fahrenheit scale: 

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     (Where L.P = Lower point, H.P = Higher Point on the scale) 

Relation between Celsius and kelvin scale: 

K = C + 273 

Relation between kelvin and Fahrenheit scale: 

Temperature conversion table

Temperature conversion table
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