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FahrenheitToKelvin(fahrenheit)

Last updated September 17, 2001

author

Tony Blackmon

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: ScienceLib

Description:
Converts degrees Fahrenheit to Degrees Kelvin. Note that the Kelvin temperature scale has an absolute zero (negative Kelvin temperatures do not exist). If a temperature below -459.67 Fahrenheit (absolute 0) is passed, the funciton returns -1.

Return Values:
Returns a float.

Example:

<CFSET f=212>
<CFOUTPUT>
Given f=#f#<BR>
#f# degrees Fahrenheit = #FahrenheitToKelvin(f)# degrees Kelvin.
</CFOUTPUT>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
fahrenheit Degrees fahrenheit you want converted to degrees Kelvin. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Converts degrees Fahrenheit to Degrees Kelvin.
 * Minor enhancements by Rob Brooks-Bilson (rbils@amkor.com).
 * 
 * @param fahrenheit 	 Degrees fahrenheit you want converted to degrees Kelvin. 
 * @return Returns a float. 
 * @author Tony Blackmon (fluid@sc.rr.com) 
 * @version 1.0, September 17, 2001 
 */
function FahrenheitToKelvin(fahrenheit)
{
  if (fahrenheit lt -459.67)
    Return -1;
  else
    Return (fahrenheit + 459.67)/1.8;
}
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