What is kelvin?

  • (noun): British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907).
    Synonyms: First Baron Kelvin, William Thompson
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The kelvin is a unit of measurement for temperature. It is one of the seven base units in the International System of Units (SI) and is assigned the unit symbol K. The Kelvin scale is an absolute, thermodynamic temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases in the classical description of thermodynamics. The kelvin is defined as the fraction 1⁄273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water (exactly 0.01 °C or 32.018 °F).

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Competitive Equilibrium
... where there are only two products, bananas and apples, and 2 individuals, Jane and Kelvin ... The indifference curves J1 of Jane and K1 of Kelvin first intersect at point X, where Jane has more apples than Kelvin does, Kelvin has more bananas than Jane does, and they are willing to trade with ... After trading both Jane and Kelvin move to an indifference curve which depicts a higher level of utility, J2 and K2 ...
Kelvin, South Lanarkshire
... Kelvin is an area of the Scottish new town East Kilbride, in South Lanarkshire ... The area is named after Lord Kelvin ... East Mains Gardenhall Greenhills Hairmyres Kelvin Kingsgate Lindsayfield Mossneuk Murrayhill Nerston Newlandsmuir Peel Park Philipshill St Leonards Stewartfield The Murray The Village West Mains ...
Solaris (1968 Film) - Plot
... Chris Kelvin arrives aboard a space station orbiting the ocean planet of Solaris ... Shortly before Kelvin's arrival, the crew exposed the ocean to a high-energy gamma-ray bombardment ... Kelvin confronts memories of his dead lover and guilt about her suicide ...
Coexistence of Kelvin and Celsius Scales
... In science and in engineering, the Celsius scale and the Kelvin scale are often used in combination in close contexts, e.g ... because the magnitude of the degree Celsius is equal to that of the kelvin ...
Thorns (novel) - Synopsis
... altered by aliens on the planet Manipool, and Lona Kelvin, a 17-year-old girl who donated eggs for a fertility experiment that produced a hundred babies ... Kelvin, whose brief fame as the virgin mother of an army of children has begun to fade, has twice attempted suicide because she has not been allowed to adopt or even see any of her offspring ... restore his human appearance, and offers Kelvin a chance to adopt one of her babies, if the two agree to come together for an all-expenses paid tour of the solar system ...

More definitions of "kelvin":

  • (noun): The basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.
    Synonyms: K