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Old Oct 8th 2009, 10:42 AM   #1
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why we called the absolute temperature.?and also tell me why we not use degree with kelvin as we use degree centegrade why we cant use degree kelvin plz answer my following queries plz reply as fast as u can plzzzzz
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why we called the absolute temperature.?and also tell me why we not use degree with kelvin as we use degree centegrade why we cant use degree kelvin plz answer my following queries plz reply as fast as u can plzzzzz
Hi and welcome to the forum!
A quick search on wikipedia (Thermodynamic temperature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) gives
Thermodynamic temperature is an “absolute” scale because it is the measure of the fundamental property underlying temperature: its null or zero point, absolute zero, is the temperature at which the particle constituents of matter have minimal motion and can be no colder.
Of course we can use degrees kelvin if we like. I don't see why one could not use them.
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