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Temperature

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practice

  1. Write something.
  2. Write something else.
  3. Write something different.
  4. Write something completely different.

conceptual

  1. Two related questions — version one (one international, one Anglo-American).
    1. What would a graph of the Celsius temperature scale look like when plotted against the kelvin scale (Celsius on the y axis and kelvin on the x axis)? What slope would the graph have? What y intercept?
    2. What would a graph of the Fahrenheit temperature scale look like when plotted against the kelvin scale (Fahrenheit on the y axis and kelvin on the x axis)? What slope would the graph have? What y intercept?
    3. Superimpose the two graphs. Where do they intercept?
  2. Two related questions — version two (one international, one Anglo-American).
    1. What would a graph of the kelvin temperature scale look like when plotted against the Celsius scale (kelvin on the y axis and Celsius on the x axis)? What slope would the graph have? What y intercept?
    2. What would a graph of the Fahrenheit temperature scale look like when plotted against the Celsius scale (Fahrenheit on the y axis and Celsius on the x axis)? What slope would the graph have? What y intercept?
    3. Superimpose the two graphs. Where do they intercept?
  3. Two related questions — version three (Anglo-American only).
    1. What would a graph of the Celsius temperature scale look like when plotted against the Fahrenheit scale (Celsius on the y axis and Fahrenheit on the x axis)? What slope would the graph have? What y intercept?
    2. What would a graph of the kelvin temperature scale look like when plotted against the Fahrenheit scale (kelvin on the y axis and Fahrenheit on the x axis)? What slope would the graph have? What y intercept?
    3. Superimpose the two graphs. Where do they intercept?

numerical

  1. The Homigrade (human scale) temperature scale was invented by the American physician, Franklin E. Aspinwall, in 1918. He assigned a temperature of 0 °H to the normal freezing point and 270 °H to the normal boiling point of water.
    1. What is average body temperature (37 ℃) in Homigrade degrees?
    2. What is room temperature (20 ℃) in Homigrade degrees?
    3. Convert 0 ℉ to °H.