Renkin Scale

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

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  • On February 16, 2018