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Physics Temperature Question

  1. Jul 15, 2011 #1
    A particular temperature interval, as opposed to a particular temperature value is written (a) C°, (b) °C, (c) degrees celcius minus degrees celcius (d) it makes no difference.

    I am unsure as to what the question is asking.
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2011 #2

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  4. Jul 15, 2011 #3
    Ooops I forgot to type in the option for c. After reading the link above provided by a PF member It says that options a and b can both be used. Therefore the answer to this question is then D. Is this correct.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 #4

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    It really depends on your instructor or textbook and how fussy they want to be. If you wanted to be as clear as possible, how would you write a temperature interval?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 #5

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    Just to add: Since the question calls attention to a distinction between an interval and a temperature, I suspect they want you to choose which is most accurate. Otherwise why bring it up at all? (But see what your book says.)
     
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