The term temperature, in relation to physics, describes the degree to which something is either cold or hot. Temperature units of measurement go beyond the mere sensation of hot and cold and define the physical attributes of hot and cold in relation to a scale defined by degrees. The temperature of any given object is affected by the motion of the molecules in the object: the more motion that the molecules engage in, the higher the temperature measurement will be.
Temperature is often measured by devices identified as thermometers which are specifically calibrated to a unique temperature scale. Most thermometers offer a temperature measurement based upon a Celsius scale or a Fahrenheit scale, and sometimes the conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa is necessary. In many parts of the globe, excluding the United States, Belize, Myanmar, and Liberia, the scale for measuring temperature is based on the Celsius chart. Celsius temperature units are recognized by the symbol °C, while Fahrenheit temperature measurements are symbolized by the use of °F.
Celsius, sometimes referred to as centigrade, is a special scale for defining temperature units of measurement by Andres Celsius, an astronomer from Sweden. Meanwhile, the Fahrenheit system of charting temperature was devised by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, a physicist in the early 1700s. Many regions of the world have since replaced Fahrenheit temperature measurements with Celsius, but there are still large parts of the world working with Fahrenheit measurements.
According to the Fahrenheit temperature scale, water freezes at a point when it reaches 32°F and it will boil when the temperature has achieved a measurement of 212°F. A single degree in the Fahrenheit temperature charting system is therefore precisely equal to 1/180 of the interval identified between water's freezing point and water's boiling point. In contrast, when working with the Celsius system for temperature measurement, the freezing point of water is precisely 0°C, and the boiling point of water is reached when the temperature increases to 100°C.
Often times it becomes necessary to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit; in order to accomplish such a task, the individual must multiply the Celsius temperature reading by 9/5 and must than add 32 in order to determine the degrees in Fahrenheit. To convert Fahrenheit into Celsius, it is necessary to take the degrees in Fahrenheit, to subtract 32 and to multiply the total by 5/9 for Celsius conversion.
A by far simpler method for temperature unit conversions can be achieved online. Accessing a temperature unit conversions calculator can help an individual instantly convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa. Temperature unit conversions calculators also allow for the conversion of temperature measurements into Kelvin, degree Rankine, degree Reaumur, and into triple point of water measurement conversions as well.