Posted by Laura W on November 25, 1997 at 15:48:20:
In response to Kelvin?, written by P. Bingham on November 25, 1997 at 13:37:48
] I hate to complicate things further but... What the heck is degree Kelvin? If it was a joke, I didn't get it. Sorry.
It's a degree scale (named after a guy named Kelvin, of course) which is similar to Celsius in that there are 100 degrees between the freezing and boiling point of water, but 0 degrees K is "absolute zero" rather than the freezing point of water. Absolute zero is -273.15 degrees Celsius, so to convert from Celsius to Kelvin you add 273.15.
K is used in physics and chemistry.
I think she was joking. ;-)
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