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Converting from degK/s to degC/s?

  1. Apr 30, 2008 #1
    Alright, I know how to convert from Kelvin to Celsius (subtract 273), but I really don't know how many degrees Celsius are to Kelvin. (I need to convert .021 degK/s to deg/C)
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2008 #2
    its the reverse. You add 273.
    technically 273.15 (but whatever).
     
  4. Apr 30, 2008 #3

    hage567

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    1 degree Celcius = 1 degree Kelvin. The two scales are just offset from each other by the 273.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2008 #4
    One starts at absolute zero and one starts at freezing point of water.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2008 #5
    Is this how you convert the derivative, though? I know how to convert when it isn't the derivative, but...
     
  7. May 1, 2008 #6
    ... what?
    Maybe derivative isn't the word you're looking for?
     
  8. May 1, 2008 #7

    HallsofIvy

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    What exactly is it you are trying to calculate? Since the "sizes" of degrees K and degrees C are the same, temperature increasing by 1 degree Kelvin also increases by 1 degree C. If temperature is increasing by, say 10 degrees Kelvin per hour, it is increasing by 10 degrees Centigrade per hour.
     
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