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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:33 PM

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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Response to 357blackhawk (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:51 PM

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.

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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. ...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:56 PM

2. I'll stick to using centigrade when I have to use metric.

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:59 PM

3. I tend to use cycles, or CPS instead of Hertz, but then I'm oooooold...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:13 PM

5. I had a shop teacher in our electricity class

correct the book by saying "it's cycles, not a rent a car"

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:15 PM

6. Sounds like Mr. Mayo! He was even older...

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Response to 357blackhawk (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:18 PM

7. I also still prefer "BC" and "AD" for enumerating dates...

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Response to JoeNikon (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:39 PM

9. Basically Centigrade is an old fashioned name for Celsius

 

There was a slight difference the centigrade & celsius scales that was reconciled. Here's the whole story: https://www.thoughtco.com/difference-between-celsius-and-centigrade-609226

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