[LMB] OT: Temperature
WILLIAM A WENRICH
wawenri at msn.com
Tue Nov 21 17:32:52 GMT 2017
Almost all of the discussion concerning the use of Celsius versus Fahrenheit says that Fahrenheit is backward and stupid. Yet they were developed for different reasons.
Celsius pegged the boiling and freezing points of water at STP.
Fahrenheit was deliberately measuring air temperature on different days. It’s no wonder that most outside air temperatures in Europe fall between 0 and 100.
The scales were optimized for different reasons.
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