Centigrade scale

1742 Centigrade scale

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Anders Celsius, Jean-Pierre Christin thermometry

Centigrade scale

Metric degrees

Arbitrary decisions

Properly speaking, we are not talking about the centigrade scale here; we are talking about the Celsius scale. I use the retrograde term only because it is the term that Anders Celsius used.

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