Fahrenheit to Newton (ºF to ºN) formula
Newton = (Fahrenheit - 32) / 5.45454555
About the Fahrenheit scale
The Fahrenheit scale is a temperature measurement system developed by the Polish-German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in the early 18th century. It is primarily used in the United States and a few other countries, and is less commonly used in scientific and international contexts compared to the Celsius (or Centigrade) scale.
The Fahrenheit scale is based on the freezing and boiling points of water, with 32 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) representing the freezing point and 212 °F representing the boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure. This scale divides the range between these two points into 180 equal intervals, or degrees. The Fahrenheit scale is known for its smaller degree increments compared to the Celsius scale, which can provide more precise temperature measurements in certain applications.
While the Fahrenheit scale is still widely used in the United States for everyday temperature measurements, it is important to note that most of the world relies on the Celsius scale. Understanding both temperature scales is crucial for international communication and scientific collaboration.
About Newton (temperature scale)
The Newton temperature scale, also known as the Newtonian scale, is a temperature scale that was proposed by Sir Isaac Newton in the 18th century. Unlike the Celsius or Fahrenheit scales, which are based on the properties of specific substances, the Newton scale is based on the rate of change of a physical property with temperature.
In the Newton scale, the zero point is defined as the temperature at which water freezes, similar to the Celsius scale. However, the scale is divided into 33 equal intervals, or degrees, between the freezing and boiling points of water. This means that each degree on the Newton scale is larger than a degree on the Celsius or Fahrenheit scales.
While the Newton scale was proposed by one of the most influential scientists in history, it did not gain widespread adoption and is not commonly used today. The Celsius and Fahrenheit scales, which are based on the properties of water and widely used in scientific and everyday applications, have become the standard temperature scales. However, the Newton scale remains an interesting historical curiosity and a testament to the ingenuity of Sir Isaac Newton.