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What is temperature measured with

  1. Jul 8, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A temperature measured with respect to absolute zero on the Kelvin scale is called ____________.


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    3. The attempt at a solution

    The thing measured with respect to absolute zero on the Kelvin scale is called temperature. Right?

    But the question seems to be recursive. Is the answer is kinetic energy?
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2014 #2

    Borek

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    Right, but that's not a complete answer. The thing measured with respect to the zero on the Celsius scale is called temperature as well, but it is definitely different.

    In a way question contains the answer but no, kinetic energy is NOT the temperature.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2014 #3
    absolute temperature?
     
  5. Jul 8, 2014 #4

    Borek

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    That's would be my answer.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2014 #5
    Celsius:Kelvin::
    zero:absolute zero::
    temperature:absolute temperatue
     
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