[unit request] Degree Wedgwood #13

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opened 2 years ago by Jeybe · 2 comments
Jeybe commented 2 years ago
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There is no support for this unit, currently. Because this is a temperature converter, it makes sense to add support for it.

There is no support for this unit, currently. Because this is a temperature converter, it makes sense to add support for it.
Jeybe added this to the Version 0.3 milestone 2 years ago
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Actually, there are two Wedgwood scales: The original one and a corrected one:

Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau used his pyrometer to evaluate the temperature scale of Wedgwood and came to the conclusion that the starting point should be significantly lower, at 517 °F (269 °C) instead of 1,077.5 °F (580.8 °C), and that the steps should be nearly halved from 130 °F (54 °C) to no more than 62.5 °F (16.9 °C).
Source: Wedgwood scale on Wikipedia, Section Corrections

Despite they are both considered as obsolete, it doesn't hurt to have support for them in this script. Meaning, support for degree Wedgwood will actually add support for the original Wegdwood scale and the Wedgwood scale with the improvements by de Morveau.

Unfortunately, Wikipedia doesn't provide a formula for converting degree Wedwood to other units. Moreover, the German Wikipedia and the English Wikipedia seem to have different information about the steps that the Wedgwood scale does (Wedwodd scale in the German Wikipedia). So in the end, it is unclear to me, which is correct, and therefore I can't verifie any formula I may find or calculate myself.

I may do some more research, but if I don't find anything plausible in a reasonable time, the implementation of degree Wedgwood will be put back and not be done for version 0.3.

Actually, there are two Wedgwood scales: The original one and a corrected one: > Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau used his pyrometer to evaluate the temperature scale of Wedgwood and came to the conclusion that the starting point should be significantly lower, at 517 °F (269 °C) instead of 1,077.5 °F (580.8 °C), and that the steps should be nearly halved from 130 °F (54 °C) to no more than 62.5 °F (16.9 °C). > Source: [Wedgwood scale on Wikipedia, Section Corrections](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedgwood_scale#Corrections) Despite they are both considered as obsolete, it doesn't hurt to have support for them in this script. Meaning, support for degree Wedgwood will actually add support for the original Wegdwood scale and the Wedgwood scale with the improvements by de Morveau. Unfortunately, Wikipedia doesn't provide a formula for converting degree Wedwood to other units. Moreover, the German Wikipedia and the English Wikipedia seem to have different information about the steps that the Wedgwood scale does ([Wedwodd scale in the German Wikipedia](https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedgwood-Skala)). So in the end, it is unclear to me, which is correct, and therefore I can't verifie any formula I may find or calculate myself. I may do some more research, but if I don't find anything plausible in a reasonable time, the implementation of degree Wedgwood will be put back and not be done for version 0.3.
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I will remove this from the version 0.3 milestone, it's not worth making this a priority as of now.

I will remove this from the version 0.3 milestone, it's not worth making this a priority as of now.
Jeybe removed this from the Version 0.3 milestone 2 years ago
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