Linear Temperature Scale


GROVES and LIELMEZS have directed attention to certain properties of a temperature ψ defined as the logarithm of the usual Kelvin temperature1. It can also be shown that ψ has a very simple interpretation in terms of the efficiency of an ideal reversible heat engine, such as was discussed by Kelvin in establishing his thermodynamic scale.

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    Groves, W. D., and Lielmezs, J., Nature, 205, 489 (1965).

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WARREN, J. Linear Temperature Scale. Nature 206, 1347 (1965) doi:10.1038/2061347b0

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