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I know kelvin has no degrees because it is an absolute scale, but I've never seen rankine not be associated with a degree, yet it is also an absolute scale. Anyone know why this is?
hadn't even heard Rankine temp scale..... must have been in very limited usebut I've never seen Rankine not be associated with a degree
Another absolute temperature scale is the Rankine (°R) scale, once used by engineers in the United States and based on the Fahrenheit (°F) temperature scale, with the freezing point of water defined as 491.67 °R. A degree Rankine, like a degree Fahrenheit, is 5/9 of a kelvin or degree Celsius.
Yes, but I still think (meant as an opinion, not as an assumption) °K would be more accurate.it is just Kelvin, no degrees
Yes! And I've read about many other scales I've never heard of before, too. I always thought Kelvin, Celsius, Fahrenheit and Réaumur were all.live and learn