Temperature Notes [9/22/2015]

 Is a measure of how hot or cold an object is compared to another object.
 Indicates that heat flows from the object with a higher temperature to the object with a
lower temperature.
 Is measured using a thermometer.
Temperature Scales
Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin.
Reference points for the boiling and freezing points of
a measure of how hot or cold something is
Celsius = a unit of temperature in the metric system
Water freezes at 0° C.
Water boils at 100° C.
Normal body temperature is 37° C
Room temperature is 21° C.
Kelvin = another unit of temperature in the metric system.
The lowest possible temperature is
0 Kelvin (-273 ° C). This is Absolute
To convert from Celsius to Kelvin:
K = C + 273°
Body Temperature
37+ degrees Celsius
98+ degrees Fahrenheit
Body temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) are life-threatening. At 41 °C (106 °F), brain
death begins, and at 45 °C (113 °F) death is nearly certain. Internal temperatures
above 50 °C (122 °F) will cause rigidity in the muscles and certain, immediate