## Converting from Kelvin to Rankine

Converting from Kelvin to Rankine is a straightforward process that involves a simple mathematical equation. Both Kelvin and Rankine are absolute temperature scales, with Kelvin being the standard unit in the International System of Units (SI) and Rankine commonly used in the United States.

To convert from Kelvin to Rankine, you need to multiply the temperature in Kelvin by 1.8 and then add 459.67. The formula can be expressed as: Rankine = (Kelvin × 1.8) + 459.67.

For example, let's say we have a temperature of 300 Kelvin. To convert this to Rankine, we would multiply 300 by 1.8, which equals 540, and then add 459.67. The result is 999.67 Rankine.

The Kelvin to Rankine conversion is particularly useful when working with temperature measurements in scientific and engineering fields, especially in the United States where Rankine is still commonly used. Understanding how to convert between these two units allows for seamless communication and accurate calculations across different systems of measurement.

## About Kelvin

Kelvin is an absolute temperature measurement defined in the International System of Units (SI). It is named after the Scottish physicist William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) who studied the field of thermodynamics. The Kelvin scale is based on absolute zero; the point at which all molecular motion ceases.

Unlike most other temperature scales, Kelvin does not have degrees as it is not a relative scale. The Kelvin scale is often used in physics, chemistry, and cosmology.

One advantage of Kelvin is that it does not have negative values making some calculations easier. This is useful in science calculations involving gases as it relates to the kinetic energy of molecules.

## About Rankine

Rankine is temperature unit normally used in thermodynamics. It is named after the Scottish engineer and physicist William John Macquorn Rankine, who is know for his work in thermodynamics. The Rankine scale is based on the Fahrenheit scale with degree increments identical but starting at absolute zero.

With the zero point at absolute zero (-459.67°F) it is easy to convert between Rankine and Fahrenheit: simply subtract 459.67.

The Rankine scale is not normally used in everyday life as it is an engineering unit particularly thermodynamics in the United States.