Fahrenheit temperature scale
In this temperature scale, the freezing point of water is set at 32 degrees, and the boiling point of water at 212 degrees. The difference between these two points is divided into 180 parts, making each degree larger compared to the Celsius scale. The 0°F mark, according to common history, was taken by Fahrenheit based on measurements of the coldest winter of 1708-1709 in his hometown of Gdansk, Poland. The Fahrenheit scale is mainly used in the United States and some other countries, although the Celsius scale has become the global standard, where 0 degrees is the freezing point of water, and 100 degrees is its boiling point.
How to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius? Formula
To convert degrees from Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 from the original number and multiply the result by 5/9. For example, 100°F - 32 = 68, 68 * 5/9 = 37.7778°C.
Absolute minimum temperature in Fahrenheit
The absolute minimum is the theoretical minimum temperature at which particles of matter completely cease motion and have no thermal energy. In the International System of Units (SI), absolute zero is defined as 0 Kelvin (K), which corresponds to -273.15 degrees Celsius or -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit. Absolute zero is the basis for many thermodynamic calculations and studies.
“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
The number 451 degrees Fahrenheit is associated with the temperature at which, in Ray Bradbury's science fiction novel 'Fahrenheit 451,' spontaneous combustion of book paper occurs. In this literary work, reading books is prohibited, and the 'firefighters' destroy any texts to maintain control over society's information and thinking. Thus, 451 degrees Fahrenheit has become a symbol of censorship and suppression of freedom of speech. The book has received numerous awards, and it has been adapted into films, theatrical productions, and even a video game.