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  AllRefer.com - Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel Information
Using his thermometer, Fahrenheit was able to determine the boiling points of liquids and found that they vary with atmospheric pressure.
Fahrenheit's first thermometers contained a column of alcohol which expanded and contracted directly, as originally devised by Danish astronomer Ole Römer in 1701.
Fahrenheit later adjusted the scale to ignore body temperature as a fixed point so that the boiling point of water came to 212° and freezing point was 32°.
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 Gabriel Fahrenheit Summary
When Fahrenheit graduated his own scale he emulated Roemer's fixed points; however, with the improved accuracy of a mercury thermometer, he was able to split each degree into four, making the freezing point of water 30° and the temperature of the human body 90°.
Fahrenheit was born in the Hanseatic city of Danzig where the German-speaking Fahrenheit family had moved to in 1650, an era in which the town was associated to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The Fahrenheit scale was widely used in Europe until the switch to the Celsius scale.
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Fahrenheit A temperature scale according to which water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees.
The scale was devised by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, an instrument...
Fahrenheit (FAIR-uhn-heyet) A temperature scale, used primarily in the United States, in which the freezing point of water is 32 degrees and the boiling point 212...
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The Fahrenheit scale—as his innovation came to be called—enabled scientists in different locations to compare temperatures for the first time since the invention of the thermometer.
Fahrenheit returned to Amsterdam in 1717; there he continued his career as an instrument maker and began the work that would be his legacy—the thermometric scale that would later bear his name.
Fahrenheit selected the temperature at which a mixture of water and salt melted as the lower of these two fiducial points (this was, in fact, the lowest temperature he could obtain).
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 Gabriel Fahrenheit
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, also called Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (May 24, 1686 - September 16, 1736), was a physicist and an engineer, who most of his life worked in Netherlands and for whom the Fahrenheit scale of temperature is named.
Fahrenheit was born in Gdansk in the Polish province of Royal Prussia, where the Fahrenheits moved in 1650.
The Fahrenheit scale was widely used in Europe until a switch to the Celsius scale.
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Fahrenheit was born in Danzig (Gdańsk) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on 24 May 1686.
Fahrenheit needed to associate a scale with his thermometers in order to use them to record temperature.
The Fahrenheit scale was widely used in Europe until the switch to the degree Celsius scale.
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Fahrenheit's first thermometers contained a column of alcohol which expanded and contracted directly, as originally devised by Danish astronomer Ole Römer in 1701.
Fahrenheit substituted mercury for alcohol because its rate of expansion, although less than that of alcohol, is more constant.
Fahrenheit later adjusted the scale to ignore body temperature as a fixed point so that the boiling point of water came to 212° and freezing point was 32°.
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 Converter Farenheit Celsius to ~ Conversion Farenhiet Converting - Farhenheit Convert celsius to   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another school of thought opines that Fahrenheit established 00 F as the temperature at which an equal mix of salt and ice is melted and 960 as the blood temperature.
Fahrenheit visited Romer in 1708 and improved on the Rømer scale, thus giving the most familiar Fahrenheit temperature scale still in use in few parts of the world.
One the other versions is that Fahrenheit based 0 degrees as the temperature someone would freeze to death and 100 degrees as the temperature one would die of heat exhaustion, thereby making the livable period for human beings as 0 to 100.
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 A Brief History of Temperature Measurement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was a German scientist that was known for the creation of the alcohol thermometer and the mercury thermometer.
Fahrenheit created a temperature scale for his mercury thermometer, with this scale, he determined that the body temperature of the human blood was ninety six degrees.
Fahrenheit also determined that the freezing point of water was thirty two degrees and it boiled at two hundred and twelve degrees.
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 No. 1300: Daniel Fahrenheit
aniel Fahrenheit, the man who put thermometry on a solid footing, was born in the Polish city of Gdansk in 1686.
Later, Fahrenheit made mercury thermometers that let him use the boiling point of water instead of human body temperature for the high mark.
Fahrenheit was still only 28 when he startled the world by making a pair of thermometers that both gave the same readings.
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 A Brief History of Temperature Measurement
Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer in 1714, and later discovered the effect of pressure on the boiling point of liquids.
Fahrenheit sought to create a practical temperature scale in which 0 corresponded with the coldest temperature normally encountered in Western Europe and 100 corresponded to the hottest temperature.
Fahrenheit initially created a temperature scale in which 0 represented the temperature of a salt and ice mixture (at about 255 K), 30 represented the freezing point of water (273.15 K), and 90 representing the mean human body temperature (about 310 K).
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 What is the History of the Fahrenheit Scale?
Fahrenheit, who devoted much of his life’s work to the measurement of temperature, also invented the alcohol and mercury thermometers.
On the Fahrenheit scale, the point at which frozen water melts is 32°, and the point where at which it boils is 212°.
Fahrenheit continues to be used in the United States, although most other countries that use the metric system changed to Celsius in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Fahrenheit temperature scale is a scale based on 32 for the freezing point of water and 212 for the boiling point of water, the interval between the two being divided into 180 parts.
Until the 1970s the Fahrenheit temperature scale was in general common use in English-speaking countries; the Celsius, or centigrade, scale was employed in most other countries and for scientific purposes worldwide.
The conversion formula for a temperature that is expressed on the Celsius (C) scale to its Fahrenheit (F) representation is: F = 9/5C + 32.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gabriel Fahrenheit
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit) (24 May 1686 in Danzig (Gdańsk) – 16 September 1736 in The Hague, Netherlands) was a German physicist and engineer who worked most of his life in the Netherlands.
The Fahrenheit family were merchants that had moved from one Hanseatic League city to the other.
Fahrenheit's greatgrandfather had lived in Rostock, although research suggests that the Fahrenheit family originated in Hildesheim.
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 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit spent most of his life in the Netherlands, where he devoted himself to the study of physics and the manufacture of precision meteorological instruments.
Fahrenheit temperature scale, scale based on 32 degree for the freezing point of water and 212 degree for the boiling point of water, the interval between the two being divided into 180 parts.
Until the 1970s the Fahrenheit scale was in general common use in the English-speaking countries; the Celsius, or centigrade, scale was employed in most other countries and for scientific purposes worldwide.
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 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit Biography
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, also called Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (May 24, 1686 - September 16, 1736), was a physicist and an engineer, who most of his life worked in Netherlands and for whom the Fahrenheit scale of temperature is named.
Fahrenheit was born in Gdansk in Polish province of Royal Prussia where the Fahrenheits naturalised in 1650.
Daniel's grandfather Reinhold Fahrenheit immigrated to Gdansk, from one of the quarters of Königsberg(Kneiphof/Knipawa) and settled there as a businessman.
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 Scientist Profiles/Gabriel Fahrenheit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gabriel Fahrenheit was a German physicist born in Danzig, Poland.
He devised the Fahrenheit scale of temperature recording, which is used today throughout the United States.
The freezing point of water on this scale is 32 degrees and the boiling point of water is 212 degrees.
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 Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Réaumur, and Rankine Temperature Conversion
For example, assume you have a Fahrenheit temperature of 98.6 degrees and you desire to convert it into degrees on the Celsius scale.
On the Fahrenheit scale, used primarily in the United States, the freezing point of water is 32 degrees and the boiling point is 212 degrees while measured at standard pressure.
Zero degrees Fahrenheit was the coldest temperature that the German born scientist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit could create with a mixture of ice and ordinary salt.
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 The Weather Notebook: Gabriel Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit felt that the 50 year old instrument might better serve peoples needs if it had a scale, you know, numbers.
Fahrenheit decided that the low point of the scale should be set at the coldest winter temperature in his home town of Amsterdam.
But in spite of his physiological misunderstandings, Fahrenheit charged forward, took his temperature and marked that point of mercury expansion to be 100 degrees.
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 Fahrenheit Gabriel
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 Gabriel Fahrenheit Biography
Fahrenheit also discovered the method of supercooling water—that is, cooling water to below its normal freezing point without it becoming ice.
Among the other instruments he created were a constant-weight hydrometer (an instrument to measure the gravity and strength of a liquid), and a "thermobarometer" for estimating barometric pressure (the pressure of the atmosphere) by determining the boiling point of water.
Fahrenheit never married and continued to be active up to his death.
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 Thermometer
It was in 1724 that Gabriel Fahrenheit, an instrument maker of Däanzig and Amsterdam, used mercury as the thermometric liquid.
On this scale, Fahrenheit measured the boiling point of water to be 212.
On the Celsius scale the boiling point of water at standard atmospheric pressure is 99.975 C in contrast to the 100 degrees defined by the Centigrade scale.
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 Fahrenheit - Homedistiller   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724.
In this scale, the freezing point of water is 1 E2 K32 degrees Fahrenheit (this is written "32 °F"), and the boiling point is 212 degrees, placing the boiling and melting points of water 180 degrees apart.
Thus the unit of this scale, a degree Fahrenheit, is 5/9ths of a kelvin (or of a degree Celsius), and minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit is equal to minus 40 degrees Celsius.
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 Temperature Measurement Facts
Mercury is what is used in most thermometers today but up until Fahrenheit most people had used alcohol or water, both of which had a limited range due to their boiling and freezing points.
Fahrenheit soon discovered that 12 divisions between the two set points was not fine enought for good measurement so he doubled the divisions to 24.
On the Fahrenheit temperature scale water freezes at 32º and boils at 212º.
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 Issue 1/2004 Mathematics Magazine
Let F, C, and K be degrees Fahrenheit, Celcius, and Kelvin respectively.
Celsius temperature scale also called centigrade temperature scale, is the scale based on 0 for the freezing point of water and 100 for the boiling point of water.
The difference between the freezing and boiling points of water is 100 degrees in each, so that the Kelvin has the same magnitude as the degree Celsius.
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