Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:33 PM
357blackhawk (627 posts)
when I learned the metric system
back in the Ford and Carter years, temperature was measured in Centigrade instead of Celsius. when did the name change and why?
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when I learned the metric system (Original post)
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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:51 PM
Gamle-ged (17,275 posts)
1. Celsius, historically known as centigrade, is a scale and unit of measurement for temperature. As...
... an SI derived unit, it is used by most countries in the world. It is named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who developed a similar temperature scale.
A number of early scientific terms have been renamed for people who had input into their sciences, such as Volta, Ohm, Pascal, Joule, Hertz, etc. ...