celsius to kelvin and vice versa

Bjarne Stroustrup “Programming Principles and Practice Using C++”
Chapter 5 Exercise 5
Using std_lib_facilities.h by Bjarne Stroustrup.

[code language=”cpp”]
// Philipp Siedler
// Bjarne Stroustrup’s PP
// Chapter 5 Exercise 5

//input: 24c
//input: 24k

#include "std_lib_facilities.h"

double ctok(double c) {

double lowestTempinC = -273.15;
double highestTempinC = 57.8;
double kelvin = 273.15;

if (lowestTempinC >= c) {
error("Temperature is unrealisticly low: ", c);
}
if (highestTempinC <= c) {
error("Temperature is unrealisticly high: ", c);
}

double k = c + kelvin;

if (k >= (lowestTempinC + kelvin) && k <= (highestTempinC + kelvin)) {
return k;
}
else {
error("post-condition ctok()");
}
}

double ktoc(double k) {

double lowestTempinK = 0;
double highestTempinK = 330.95;
double kelvin = 273.15;

if (lowestTempinK >= k) {
error("Temperature is unrealisticly low: ", k);
}
if (highestTempinK <= k) {
error("Temperature is unrealisticly high: ", k);
}

double c = k – kelvin;

if (c >= (lowestTempinK – kelvin) && c <= (highestTempinK – kelvin)) {
return c;
}
else {
error("post-condition ktoc()");
}
}

int main()
try
{
double value = 0;
string unit;
string s;

cout << "Enter temperature with a c for celsius or k for kelvin, to be converted vis a vis: \n";

if (cin >> value >> unit) {
if(unit == "c"){
double k = ctok(value);
cout << value << " celsius are " << k << " kelvin" << ‘\n’;
}
else if(unit == "k") {
double c = ktoc(value);
cout << value << " kelvin are " << c << " celsius" << ‘\n’;
}
else {
error("unit entered does not exist: ", unit);
}
}

else {
cin.clear();
cin >> s;
error("Illegal input entered: ", s);
}

keep_window_open();
}
catch (runtime_error e) {
cout << e.what() << "\n";
keep_window_open(".");
}
catch (…) {
cout << "Exiting \n";
keep_window_open(".");
}
[/code]

Output:
Enter temperature with a c for celsius or k for kelvin, to be converted vis a vis:
24c
24 celsius are 297.15 kelvin

Enter temperature with a c for celsius or k for kelvin, to be converted vis a vis:
24k
24 kelvin are -249.15 celsius

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One comment

  1. I did it other way:

    #include “std_lib_facilities.h”
    class wrong_temperature{};
    double ctok(double c)

    {
    if(c<-273.15)
    throw wrong_temperature{};
    double k=c+273.15;
    return k;
    }
    double ktoc(double ke)
    {
    if(ke<0)
    throw wrong_temperature{};
    double ce=ke-273.15;
    return ce;
    }
    int main()
    {
    cout<>c;
    double k=ctok(c);
    cout<<"The temperature in Kelvin is "<<k<<'\n';
    cout<>ke;
    double ce=ktoc(ke);
    cout<<"The temperature in Celsius is "<<ce<<'\n';
    }

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