SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1974

International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968


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.

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Benedict, RP
Instrumentation Development, Technology Development, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lester, Pa.
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Developed by Committee: E20
Pages: 50–72
DOI: 10.1520/STP32198S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4648-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0339-9