kelvin

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the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

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British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)

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And thermodynamics is useful for describing such engines because the ratio of work output to input depends solely on temperature and not on the substance being heated (the insight that allowed Kelvin to develop the absolute temperature scale).
A rule of thumb in macroscopic applications states that significant creep occurs in materials at 0.3 of the homologous temperature, which is the ratio of operating temperature to melting temperature on an absolute temperature scale.