 Info Sheets 
              
 Out side 
  

  

  

Fahrenheit  

This unit of temperature is still used customarily in the United States.
Definition: 0° is the coldest temperature achieved by using an ice and salt mixture, and 100° is set at the temperature of the human body. On this scale, the freezing point of water turned out to be about 32 °F and the boiling point about 212 °F.
1°F equals 5/9 °C. To convert a temperature in °F to the Celsius scale, first subtract 32° and then multiply by 5/9. In the other direction, to convert a temperature in °C to the Fahrenheit scale, multiply by 9/5 and then add 32°. The unit was defined by the German physicist Fahrenheit.
See also Thermal Units Per Hour.

  
Further Reading:  Basics:

    

Frequency  
   
Further Reading:   Basics:


News & More:
     

Hertz  

(Hz) The standard SI unit of frequency.
Definition: The number of repetitions of a periodic process per unit time. It is equal to the old unit cycles or oscillations each second of a simple harmonic motion. The unit is named for the German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.
Larger units are
kilohertz (kHz) = 1 000 Hz
megahertz (MHz) = 1 000 kHz
gigahertz (GHz) = 1 000 MHz

  
Further Reading:  Basics:

    

Joule  

(J) The SI unit of work or energy.
Definition: The work done by a force of 1 Newton acting to move an object through a distance of 1 meter in the direction in which the force is applied.
Since kinetic energy is one half the mass times the square of the velocity, 1 joule is the kinetic energy of a mass of two kilograms moving at a velocity of 1 m/sec.
The joule is named for the British physicist James P. Joule.

      

Kelvin  

(K) The SI unit of temperature.
Definition: One Kelvin is 1/273.16 of the difference between the triple point of water (at exactly 273.16 K) and absolute zero.
The triple point of water is the temperature at which water can exist simultaneously in the gaseous, liquid, and solid states. Absolute zero is the temperature at which all molecular motion discontinues.
0 K is according to 273.15° Celsius and 459° Fahrenheit.

       

 
 Look Ups 
 