Trying to Make Sense of the Fahrenheit Temperature Scale November 29, 2016

Trying to Make Sense of the Fahrenheit Temperature Scale

Where did the Fahrenheit scale come from? And why do relevant temperatures (like the freezing point for water) seem so arbitrary?

Derek Muller attempts to answer those questions in his latest video:

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Turns out the numbers really don’t make much sense at all. All the more reason to adopt the Celsius scale (like pretty much every other country in the world).

(via Veritasium)


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