Temperature calculator


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


 



Formulas

°F = K * 5 / 9 − 459.67

K = ( °F + 459.67 ) * 5 / 9


Scale information

Fahrenheit

The Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), who proposed it in 1724. The freezing point of water is set at 32°F and the boiling point at 212°F (at standrd 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