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    International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968

    Published: Jan 1974

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    Temperature is recognized today as one of the basic variables in science, yet even a cursory examination will indicate that a great deal of confusion exists as to what temperature means. Because the International Temperature Scale is undergoing a major revision at this time, it is appropriate that we revisit this subject, reexamine its foundations and proceed from this review with renewed confidence in our temperature measurements.


    temperature measurement, temperature precision, standards

    Author Information:

    Benedict, RP
    Manager, Instrumentation Development, Technology Development, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lester, Pa.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E20.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32198S

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