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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

### 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:

(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:

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