Radiation in Your Kitchen: Basic Microwave Oven Physics
Presenter: Daniel Julio Domínguez
Published: August 2014
Age: 11-14 and upwards
Views: 2106 views
Tags: Microwave, Radiation, electromagnetic, electromagnetic wave, magnetron, oven, heating, polar, dipole, polar molecule, radiation, food, waveguide
Type: Teaching modules
They’re awesome to have in the kitchen, but did you ever wonder how your microwave actually works?
This is a quick introduction to the theory that makes our home microwave ovens possible. Here, Daniel covers the differences between microwave heating and conventional heating, how microwave heating works, and how our microwave ovens produce microwave radiation.