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What are degrees Rankin used for?

  1. Jun 1, 2003 #1
    My calculator has a conversion table for degrees Rankin and I had no idea what they are used for.

    Anyone know?
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  3. Jun 1, 2003 #2


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    It's an "absolute temperature" measurement scale in English units.

    SAT verbal time...

    Kelvin is to Celcius as Rankin is to Fahrenheit
  4. Jun 2, 2003 #3
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