Problem: On its highest power setting, a microwave oven can increase the temperature of 0.425 kg of spaghetti by 45°C in 120 seconds. If the average intensity of the microwaves absorbed by the spaghetti is 2.23 × 104 W/m2:A) What is the peak electric field strength, in volts per meter, absorbed by the spaghetti?B) What is the corresponding peak magnetic field strength, in teslas?

FREE Expert Solution

The maximum electric field:

E0=(2I0)

c is the speed of light.

Peak magnetic field:

B0=E0c

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On its highest power setting, a microwave oven can increase the temperature of 0.425 kg of spaghetti by 45°C in 120 seconds. If the average intensity of the microwaves absorbed by the spaghetti is 2.23 × 10W/m2:

A) What is the peak electric field strength, in volts per meter, absorbed by the spaghetti?

B) What is the corresponding peak magnetic field strength, in teslas?

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