Radiation in Your Kitchen: Basic Microwave Oven Physics

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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

Source/institution: FSUGEOSET Studios FSU


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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.

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