RANKINE/ KELVIN TEMPERATURE SCALES R009
The Rankine and Kelvin scales are convenient for recording low (cryogenic) temperatures.
Both Rankine and Kelin reference absolute zero—the temperature at which nothing could be colder and no heat energy remains in a substance
- The Rankine scale uses degrees Fahrenheit,
- Absolute zero = -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit = 0 degrees Rankine
- The Kelvin scale is a similar system using degrees Celcius
- Absolute zero = -273.15 Celcius = 0 degrees Kelvin