The Temperature Scale


MOST of the points raised by Prof. J. C. Georgian on the subject of the temperature scale1 are discussed in Chapter 23 of A Textbook of Heat by Alien and Maxwell (1948). The authors refer to a paper by Lewis and Adams2 making the very point about the dimensions of temperature, specific heat and enthalpy made by Prof. Georgian and proposing a temperature scale that would make PV = nθ, where n = Avogadro's number. They also discuss a proposal by Planck which seems to have been essentially that now made by Prof. Georgian.


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    Nature, 201, 695 (1964).

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    Phys. Rev., 3, 92 (1914).

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    New Scientist, No. 269, 100; No. 277, 585; No. 286, 309 (1962).

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LAWS, R. The Temperature Scale. Nature 207, 1285 (1965).

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