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CelsiusToKelvin(celcius)

Last updated September 17, 2001

author

Rob Brooks-Bilson

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: ScienceLib

Description:
Converts degrees Celsius to degrees Kelvin. Note that the Kelvin temperature scale has an absolute zero (negative Kelvin temperatures do not exist). If a temperature below -273.15 Celcius (absolute 0) is passed, the funciton returns -1.

Return Values:
Returns a float.

Example:

<CFSET c=100>
<CFOUTPUT>
Given c=#c#<BR>
#c# degrees Celsius = #CelsiusToKelvin(c)# degrees Kelvin.
</CFOUTPUT>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
celcius Degrees celsius you want converted. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Converts degrees Celsius to degrees Kelvin.
 * 
 * @param celcius 	 Degrees celsius you want converted. 
 * @return Returns a float. 
 * @author Rob Brooks-Bilson (rbils@amkor.com) 
 * @version 1, September 17, 2001 
 */
function CelsiusToKelvin(celsius)
{
  if (celsius lt -273.15)
    Return -1;
  else
    Return celsius + 273.15;
}
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