Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Rankine Scale of Temperature

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9763
\ raŋ-kәn\ [William J. M. Rankine † 1872 Scottish engineer & physicist] (ca. 1926) The absolute Fahrenheit scale,
$$^{\rm o} {\rm F} + 459.59 =\, ^{\rm o}\! {\rm R;\ thus\ 0}^{\rm o} {\rm F\ Rankin} = 459.69^ \circ {\rm F}$$
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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA