From the Archives – Heat

Heat is not temperature.  Temperature is a measurement.  And, it is the way that we describe the warmness or coldness of a substance.  The measure of temperature is a scale, generally Celsius (C) or Fahrenheit (F), that has been defined using various reference points, the freezing of water (32 degrees F or 0 degrees C)Continue reading “From the Archives – Heat”

The Thermometer – Origin of the Scale

From the Archives – An excerpt from a previous column, published in the Ponca City News Midweek in June 2017. Our ability to measure temperature comes from the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics:  if object A is in thermal equilibrium with object B and object B is in thermal equilibrium with object C, then A andContinue reading “The Thermometer – Origin of the Scale”