Temperature calculator


The celsius-to-kelvin calculator allows you to convert temperature degrees between Celsius and Kelvin. Enter a value in any field to see the other value.
Celsius
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Formulas

°C = K − 273.15

K = °C + 273.15


Scale information

Celsius

The Celsius scale (also known as centigrade) is a temperature scale named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701-1744), who developed a similar scale. From 1744 until 1954 0°C was defined as the freezing point of water and 100°C as the boiling point (at standard atmospheric pressure).

Kelvin

The Kelvin scale is a thermodynamic (absolute) temperature scale referenced to absolute zero. The kelvin is a unit of measurement for temperature. Both are named after the Belfast-born engineer and physicist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), who in 1848 whote of the need for an "absolute thermometric scale". The freezing point of water is set at 273.15K and the boiling point at 373.1339K.

 


 



Written by: Nicholas Tsakiris Alston