Saturday, May 15, 2010

Summer Heat

Don’t forget your sunscreen!

How much can you handle? Summer here can skyrocket to 50 deg Celsius, no kidding!

Temperature is measured by a thermometer, these days there are different kinds but the mercury ones are already being eliminated because of the high risk of toxicity. Don’t use one!

Units used are Celcius, Fareinheit and Kelvin.

The Fahrenheit scale is usually used on reports about the weather.

The Celsius scale is commonly used for scientific work.

The Kevin scale is used in The International System of Measurements (SI) for measuring temperature.

How to convert one from another?




Celsius to Kelvin

K = C + 273

21oC = 294 K

Kelvin to Celsius

C = K - 273

313 K = 40 oC

Fahrenheit to Celsius

C = (F - 32) x 5/9

89 oF = 31.7 oC

Celsius to Fahrenheit

F = (C x 9/5) + 32

50 oC = 122 oF

But how is heat being transferred? Well I’ll discuss that on the next post.