Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 13-08-2009 23:32
(Roger, don't be angry... but it is incorrect to say degree centigrade. This is used for angle units (don't worry, you are not alone - there are many people that use this when they express temperatures but it is not correct.) For temperature units, we have ºC - Celsius degrees, ºF - Fahrenheit degrees, for absolute temperature the SI unit is K - kelvin... and there are much more. ;) I like to use the correct nomenclature and when I see anyone using the wrong ones I try politely to fix it. Yes, I'm a little pedantic. :D lol)
Concerning the temperatures... you must know that, for example, one type of the plastic - the famous PVC - the crap name "Polyvinylchloride" has a melting point around 80 ºC... ;) The plastic man has a very special type of plastic that even he can approach the cromosphere of the SUN without melting. :D LOL
ah... and my keyboard is fine. :D
Well... I wait for more portrait photos!!! :D
Post Scriptum: If you have some curiosity on this subject, you can see here the resolution by The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (Bureau international des poids et mesures in French) which is an international standards organization, one of three such organizations established to maintain the International System of Units (SI).
They shared a pdf file here: http://www.bipm.o...e_8_en.pdf
where in page 53 we can read:
"the Adoption of “degree Celsius” [CIPM, 1948 (PV, 21, 88) and 9th CGPM, 1948 (CR, 64)] From three names (“degree centigrade”, “centesimal degree”, “degree Celsius”) proposed to denote the degree of temperature, the CIPM has chosen “degree Celsius” (PV, 21, 88).
This name is also adopted by the 9th CGPM (CR, 64)."
Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 13-08-2009 23:57