What Is Temperature?

There are many ways you can describe temperature. So, what exactly is a temperature? What is the definition of temperature? How do you measure temperature? What is the best way to get the right temperature? Temperature is the degree of hotness or coldness of a body of environment related to its molecular activity. Temperature is describes as the somatic sensation of cold or heat. When talking about the temperature with respect to physics, then temperature is described as a physical property of a system that underlies the common notions of hot and cold.

There are many ways that the word temperature can be used and there are many common phrases the word temperature is easily heard in our daily conversations. What is the room temperature? What is the critical temperature? What is your basal body temperature? What is the correct color temperature? Why is wet bulb temperature important? What is temperature inversion? What is ambient temperature? What is operating temperature? To define temperature what really is, we all know that the atoms and molecules in a substance do not always travel at an equal speed and therefore, there is a range of energy among the molecules. The molecules in a gas travel in different directions at different speed. Because of this, we need to know its temperature. So, in this case, what is the meaning of the word temperature? Temperature is known as a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of the particles in a substance. Please take note that since temperature is an average measurement, the number of particles in an object and the size of the object are irrelevant.

Temperature also plays an important role when you are cooking. Temperature, or doneness, is a description of how thoroughly your meat is cooked based on the color, juiciness and internal temperature. You must always know the internal temperature of chicken, lamb, beef, fish, seafood, turkey and casseroles if you want to prevent overcooking or undercooking. That is why we have cooking thermometers. What else can you say about temperature? Temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the molecules of a substance whereby you will have a higher temperature when there is greater kinetic energy. Due to this explanation, temperature is indirectly measuring how fast the air molecules are moving. How do you measure temperature? What do you use to measure temperature? Thermometers are used to record temperature and you measure temperatures in degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. The amount of heat or cold measured on a thermometer will give the actual temperature. In lay man terms, temperature is a measure of how hot or cold something actually is. In radio astronomy, normalized measures of spectral power density are referred to as temperatures.

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posted at 22:29:12 on 03/13/10 by webmaster - Category: Cooking Thermometer
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