lørdag 29. mars 2008

0°C - freezing point


Throughout the world, except in the U.S. and a few other countries the Celsius temperature scale is used for practically all purposes.

The scale is named after the Swedish scientist Anders Celsius, who created a "reversed" version of the modern Celsius temperature scale whereby zero represented the boiling point of water and one hundred represented the freezing point of water.

In 1744 the famous Swedish botanist Carl von Linne effectively reversed Celsius’s scale upon receipt of his first thermometer featuring a scale where zero represented the melting point of ice and 100 represented water’s boiling point.

1 kommentar:

Hyde DP sa...

here in the UK we usually just say degrees C (see) rather than either "Celsius" or more often "Centigrade" which is what it was called in our schooldays.